Manymules, Samuel – Melon Rib Water Jar
6.25"w x 6"h
This is a classic water jar shape by Samuel Manymules. It is coil built and slipped with a red clay and then traditionally fired. The jar has a turned out neck and edge at the shoulder. The ribs are each pushed out from the body of the piece to create the melon ribs. The coloration on this jar is striking with variations from red to black. The color is created by the traditional outdoor firing. After the firing the jar is the covered with pine pitch in the traditional way expected of Navajo pottery. It is extraordinary vessels like this which keep Samuel among the top Navajo potters working today.