Namingha, Les – “Kiva Wall Painting” Jar (2016)

10"w x 10.5"h

$ 6,000.00

This is a very traditionally inspired jar by Les Namingha.  He is one of those potters who continues to defy expectations in his innovative clay art.  He pulls from his artistic background as well as his Zuni and Hopi heritage.  This jar is inspired by the classic Kiva wall paintings from Awatovi and other Kiva ruins.  Here, one of the classic figures is the “mosquito man” and he is depicted with stalks of corn. Les has painted variations on each of the figures.  The last photo is the “Mosquito Man” as seen in the Kiva wall paintings.  The designs around the center are pollen patterns. It is exciting to see how Les reinterprets such pivotal historic designs on his pottery.  The jar is signed, “Les Namingha”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.