Huma, Rosetta – Water Jar with Swirling Birds (1970s)

5"w x 5"h

$ 200.00

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 jar is coil-built with a round body and a turned-out rim.  The surface is fully polished.  The jar has swirling birds below the shoulder.  Around the neck of the jar are bird wings.  It is a classic design that accentuates the shape of the jar.  It was traditionally fired to create blushes on the surface.  The piece is signed on the bottom, “Rosetta Huma”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  It is certainly a wonderful piece of Hopi pottery history!