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Sylvia Naha created pieces with a white clay polished surface painted with bee-weed (black) and native clay slips. Throughout the 1980s, Sylvia was considered among the most innovative of the Hopi potters. Her pieces were classic in form and amazingly intricate in design. This jar is reminiscent of the style of her mother, Helen Naha. The jar has a round shoulder and an elongated neck. Around the neck is a very tightly painted cloud design. There are four hummingbird tails extending downward. There are two additional colors of clay on the jar, in addition to the white and black. The bottom of the jar is signed with a feather and an “S”. The piece is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.