Nampeyo, Nyla Sahmie – Bowl with Awatovi Bird
Nyla Sahmie Nampeyo, is a daughter of Priscilla Nampeyo and a sister or Bonnie Nampeyo, Rachel Sahmie, Randy Sahmie, Jean Sahmie, and Andrew Sahmie. She is a great-great granddaughter of Annie Healing and a great-great-great granddaughter of Nampeyo of Hano. This bowl is coil built and painted with bee-weed and highlighted with a red clay slip. The bowl has an Awatovi inspired bird surrounded by bird wing, cloud, and rain designs. It is a complex, fully designed bowl. It was traditionally fired and so it has blushes across the surface. It is signed on the bottom “Nyla Sahmie Nampeyo”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.