Naha, Tyra – Jar with Tumbling Parrots
Tyra Naha is a daughter of Rainy Naha. She learned to make pottery from her mother and continues to make traditional style Hopi-Tewa pottery in the style of her grandmother, Helen “Feather Woman” Naha. This jar is coil built and painted with native clay slips and bee-weed (black). The designs are a series of tumbling parrots. They are each painted with different clay slips to create a striking coloration. The rim and base are a checkerboard pattern. The jar is traditionally fired and signed on the bottom with a feather and spider (Spider Clan ) and a “3” for being the Third Generation of the Naha family.