Namingha, Les – Jar with Cloud Swirls
This jar by Les Namingha uses traditional Hopi clay, is painted with bee-weed and natural clay slips, and it was traditionally fired. The jar is from the late 1990’s. The piece is fully polished and it has a free flowing cloud, rain and sun design. It is interesting to see how early on Les had evolved from traditional Hopi-Tewa designs to more create and innovative imagery. Today, his work utilizes acrylic as opposed to the traditional clay slips. The various colors on the surface are the blushes from the firing. It is signed, “Les Namingha” and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.