Nampeyo, Camille “Hisi” – “Hopi Village” Five Piece Set
This is a very unique set by Camille “Hisi” Nampeyo. She learned to make pottery from her mother, Dextra Quotskuyva. She is 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 is a set of five pieces, which represent the Hopi Village on top of the mesa. The bottom piece is sculpted to look like the Hopi mesas. The top is flat and there are three Pueblo buildings. They are highlighted with red clay. Note the little details of the stairs and doorways! There is also a kiva with a handmade wooden ladder that sits in the opening on the top. There are tiny stairs even carved into the side of the kiva! The pieces were all traditionally fired. It is signed on the bottom, “Hisi” with the corn plant for Corn Clan. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.