Naha, Rainy – Small Jar with Hummingbirds
Rainy Naha learned to make pottery from her mother, Helen “Featherwoman” Naha. Rainy continues is a similar style using a white clay slip as the foundation for her work. This jar is one of her tall forms with hummingbirds as the design. Each pair of hummingbirds are separated by a corn plant design in the center and a rain design on the rim. Each bird has a variety of designs derived from classic Hopi pottery. Rainy uses natural clay slips (bee-weed for the black) and white kaolin clay. Each of her pieces is also traditionally fired which gives the white a very pearlescent appearance. It is signed on the bottom with a feather and “Rainy”.