Nampeyo, Iris – Mini Jar with Corn Design
1.25"w x 1"h
This is a classic miniature by Iris Nampeyo. Iris began using the corn in relief on the surface of her pottery in the early 1980’s. The corn is symbolic of being part of the Corn Clan. The surface is stone polished and the corn on the front is in relief. The husk of the corn is sharp and the matte area extends around to the base of the jar. The matte areas are in contrast to the remainder of the piece which is polished. The opening is asymmetrical which is in keeping with the organic style of the form. It is signed on the bottom.