Nampeyo, Fannie – Bowl with Bat Wing Design (1970s)
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 for painting designs pottery. While her mother revived the “migration” or bird wing design, Fannie made it a signature design of her pottery and of the Nampeyo family. This bowl has a batwing design which can be seen on each of the four sections of the bowl. The top is slipped with red clay and stone polished. The bowl has beautiful colorations from the firing. It is signed, “Fannie Nampeyo” and a corn plant for Corn Clan. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.