Nampeyo, Adelle L. – Bowl with Eagle Tail Design
Adelle Nampeyo is known for her stylistic use of traditional Hopi designs. This bow has a classic eagle tail design. The lines are delicately painted with bee-weed (black). There is an additional red clay slip near the neck as part of the design. The migration design is a classic Hopi-Tewa pattern revived by Nampeyo of Hano and tells the story of the migration of the people around the world. The bowl is traditionally fired to create the coloration on the surface of the jar. The coloration works beautifully with this piece with shades from white to orange. It is signed on the bottom.