Naha, Helen “Featherwoman” – Wedding Vase with Hopi Birds (1970’s)
This tall wedding vase is by Helen “Featherwoman” Naha. It is her classic shape with the wide, round shoulder and elongated spouts. The design has two birds on each side. The tails of the birds go up the spout. The designs are painted with bee-weed (black) and red clay slips. The white is a kaolin clay which is first applied to the jar and then stone polished. The wedding vase is signed on the bottom with a feather, which was Helen’s hallmark. The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.