Naha, Helen “Featherwoman” – Bowl with Bird Migration Design (1970’s)
Helen “Feather Woman” Naha was known for her traditional white-ware pottery. This bowl is from the 1970s and it has a series of birds in flight as the design. If the design looks somewhat familiar, it should, as it is her variation on the classic “migration pattern”. Here, Helen has made the design into birds in flight. The top has the bird heads while the bottom the bird wing. There are intricate lines connecting the birds together. The piece is also polished on the inside! The bowl is painted with bee-weed (black) and a red clay slip. It was traditionally fired and there are slight color variations from the firing. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom with her hallmark feather.