Namingha, Les – “Dragonflies and Rainbows”Contemporary Jar
6"w x 6.5"h
This jar by Les Namingha is inspired by both Zuni and Hopi-Tewa imagery. Around the side are dragonflies, which in Zuni are the prayer messengers. They are painted in a Zuni style on the white background. They are each separated by complex rain and cloud patterns. The top of the jar has a series of “rainbows”. One is multi-colored, two have Hopi-Tewa designs and the final one has a mountain pattern. The background behind the rainbows is a mica slip. It is the same on the bottom, which creates just a bit of texture. The jar has a great balance of detail and open space, letting the designs speak well on the clay. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Les Namingha 2020”.