Laate, Jennie – Kiva Bowl (1970’s)
Jennie Laate was among the most important revival potters at Zuni in the 1970’s. This is a very traditional style Zuni Kiva bowl. The bowl is shaped with terraced “kiva” steps or cloud shapes. In the center is a frog with a head in relief. Surrounding the frog are tadpoles. On the outside are dragonflies with the wings painted with either red or black lines. The purpose of the kiva bowls was often ceremonial and the inclusion of frogs, tadpoles, and dragonflies are representative of prayers. The kiva bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom.