Nampeyo, Fannie – Small Bowl with Eagle Tail and Rain Design (1960s)

4"w x 2.5"h

$ 550.00

This is a round bowl by Fannie Nampeyo. She 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.  This is the classic “eagle tail” design made famous by her mother.  It is one of the “eight designs” which Fannie utilized in her pottery throughout her career. The bowl an asymmetric rim.  There is an eagle tail design on two sides and a rain and seed pattern on the other sides.  The bowl was traditionally fired so that it has some visually striking blushes on the surface.  It is signed on the bottom, “Fannie Nampeyo” and it is in very good with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.