Nampeyo, James Garcia – Wide Jar with Moth and Bird Tail Designs (1980s)
James Garcia Nampeyo was 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 a wide shoulder and a flat top. The designs are painted with bee-weed (black) and polished red clay areas. The design has two sections with large moth patterns. Separating them are tightly painted bird tails. The designs extend over the shoulder of the jar. It was traditionally fired to give it the coloration with some subtle blushes. It is signed on the bottom, “James G. Nampeyo”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. There are some areas of fugitive black bee-weed.