Nampeyo, James Garcia – Bowl with Bear Claw Designs
James Garcia Nampeyo is a son of Leah Garcia Nampeyo, a grandson of Fannie Nampeyo and a great-grandson of Nampeyo of Hano. This is a wide and very flat shoulder jar by James. This wide, flat shape is one which is inspired by the historic Siyatki pottery from the area. This bowl is fully stone polished and painted with a creative design. The squares are cloud symbols. The four other designs are either bear paws or hands. A similar design is often used by various Hopi jewelers as a bear claw design. The area surrounding the four bear paws is stippled to create the full style od design. It is painted with bee-weed (black) and was traditionally fired to give it the coloration with some slight blushes. It is signed on the bottom, “James G. Nampeyo”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.
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