Huma, Rosetta – Double Lobe Jar with Handle (1950’s)
Rosetta Huma was from Sichomovi on First Mesa, Hopi. She was the mother of Wilfred Huma and the former mother-in-law of Rondina Huma. She began making pottery in the 1950s. This is one of the few pieces of her pottery we have had in the gallery. The piece is a double lobe cup or jar with a handle. The second lower lobe gives the piece stability. The jar is painted with a bird, bird tain and bird wing design. It is painted with bee-weed and a red clay slip. The piece was traditionally fired to create the blushes on the surface. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Rosetta Huma”. Surprisingly, for its age and unique form, it is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is certainly a wonderful piece of Hopi pottery history!