Nampeyo, Fannie – Bowl Shawl Designs (1960s)

4.5"w x 2.5"h

$ 650.00

Fannie Nampeyo was the youngest daughter of noted potter Nampeyo of Hano and also the mother of noted potters Iris Nampeyo, Leah Nampeyo, and Thomas Polacca.  She was certainly among the most skilled of her generation in painting and designing pottery.  This bowl is from the 1960s.  It is coil-built and painted with bee-weed (black).  The bowl has a classic shawl design.  The imagery is taken from the shawls and clothing women wear during Hopi dances.  The bowl was traditionally fired to create the blushes on the surface.  It is signed, “Fannie Nampeyo”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.