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Camille “Hisi” Quotskuyva learned to make pottery from her mother, Dextra Quotskuyva, a sister of noted painter Dan Namingha and a descendant of Nampeyo of Hano, Annie Healing and Rachel Nampeyo. She is known for her use of traditional imagery and the delicate painting of her designs. This bowl is a classic Sikyatki shape with a wide shoulder and flatness of the overall vessel. The top has a red polished flower design. On the sides are seven moths painted with bee-weed. They are detailed on the wings. The bowl is signed on the bottom, “Hisi” and a corn plant for Corn Clan. Note the subtle variations in color from the firing. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.