Maho, Garrett – Jar with Qoqole and Grandmother Katsinas
Garrett Maho is known for his traditional and innovative Hopi-Tewa pottery. This jar has a wide shoulder and a sloping top. The entire piece is fully polished and then painted with bee-weed (black) and red clay slip. The jar has a series of Qoqole and Grandmother Katsinas. The Hahay-i wu-uti, or the “Grandmother katsina”, is the mother of all katsinas. The Qoqole tells stories and prophesies good crops along with bringing gifts for the children. They are painted in the angular style of cradle dolls. The jar has been traditionally fired so that there are blushes on the surface. The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Garrett Maho”. Garrett most recently won “Best of Pottery” at the 2018 Heard Indian Market.