Nampeyo, James Garcia – Jar with Spiral Design
James Garcia Nampeyo is a son of Leah Garcia Nampeyo, a grandson of Fannie Nampeyo and a great-grandson of Nampeyo of Hano. This jar has a classic Hopi shape with the wide shoulder and short neck. The design is one which finds inspiration in the work of Nampeyo of Hano. There is a period when she made pieces with a checkered design (see last photo). This jar draws from that along more classic Hopi-Tewa spiraling cloud patterns. The piece is tightly painted with a design which meets the form. It is painted with bee-weed (black) and was traditionally fired to give it the coloration with some intense blushes. It is signed on the bottom, “James G. Nampeyo”. It is in very good with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.