Nampeyo, Elva Tewaguna – Bowl with Hummingbird Designs (1960s)

5"w x 3"h

$ 350.00

Elva Tewaguna Namepyo was a daughter of Fannie Nampeyo, a granddaughter of the Nampeyo of Hano, and a sister of Iris and Tonita Nampeyo and Thomas Polacca.  Her pottery was coil-built, stone polished, and painted with bee-weed and natural clay slips. This bowl is a traditional design.  It has two stylized hummingbirds on each side. The head of the hummingbird is below the shoulder, the triangular design is the tail, and the wings are along the rim. The bowl was traditionally fired to create the blushes on the surface.  It is signed on the bottom, “Elva Nampeyo”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  Her daughter Adelle Nampeyo continues in the same family tradition.