Naha, Rainy – Wide Solstice Jar with Moon Phases
This is a complex designed jar by Rainy Naha. She 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 a classic Sikyatki style with a wide sloping shoulder. The jar is slipped with white clay and then painted with natural clay slips and bee-weed (black). The design on the jar is one that Rainy created for her pottery. The Solstice design depicting the phases of the moon. There are four of the solstice panels with the four phases of the moon. Note the stars surrounding them as well! Below each of the moon phases are two bands of geometric Hopi designs. The designs include an eternity band, snow rain, and colors representing the four directions. Overall, there are seven different colors used on this jar! It is signed on the bottom with her name and feather hallmark.