Nampeyo, Leah – Bowl with Blackbird Migration (1960’s)
Leah Nampeyo was a daughter of noted potter Fannie Nampeyo. This jar is a classic shape with a wide shoulder and short neck. The jar is painted with a “blackbird migration” design. The bird wings are the top of the design and the tail feathers extend toward the base of the jar. It is painted with bee-weed (black) and a red clay slip. The jar was traditionally fired so there are blushes and fireclouds around the surface which add to the overall appearance of the jar. It is signed on the bottom, “Leah Nampeyo”. The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.