Naha, Emma – Bowl with Swirling Birds
Emma Naha is the widow of noted Hopi artist Raymond Naha. She learned to make pottery from her mother Gertrude Adams. She is the mother of Ray jr, Shannon, and Marty Naha. She began making pottery in the 1970s. Each piece is made with Hopi clay, painted with bee-weed, and traditionally fired. This jar has a series of designs around the neck and then a mountain pattern. Below are two sections of swirling birds, and two sections of classic Hopi geometric patterns. The inside of the bowl is also fully polished. The bowl was traditionally fired and has light blushes on the surface. It is signed, “Emma Naha”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.