Nampeyo, Elva Tewaguna – Bowl with Migration Pattern (1970’s)
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 has a very tightly painted classic migration pattern as the design. The piece was traditionally fired to create the blushes on the surface. It is signed on the bottom. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. The original price tag from when it was purchased in the 1970’s is still on the bottom! Her daughter Adelle Nampeyo continues in the same family tradition.