Nampeyo, Nellie Douma – Jar with Bird Wing Designs (1960’s)
Nellie Nampeyo Douma was the second daughter of Nampeyo of Hano and a sister of Fannie Nampeyo and Annie Nampeyo. This jar is coil built and painted with bee-weed for the black. The design is a bird wing and bird tail pattern, stylized from the classic migration pattern. The bird wing and tail are around the center of the jar. The top triangular pattern is a cloud motif and it is slipped with a red clay. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Nellie Nampeyo”. It is in very good condition with no cracks, restoration or repair.