Nampeyo, Nyla Sahmie – Jar with Migration and Seed Design
Nyla Sahmie Nampeyo, is a daughter of Priscilla Nampeyo and a sister or Bonnie Nampeyo, Rachel Sahmie, Randy Sahmie, Jean Sahmie, and Andrew Sahmie. She is a great-great-granddaughter of Annie Healing and a great-great-great-granddaughter of Nampeyo of Hano. This jar is coil built and painted with bee-weed and highlighted with a red clay slip. The design is a classic migration pattern with 14 bird wings. The rim has a seed design. It is a complex, fully designed piece. It was traditionally fired and so it has blushes across the surface. It is signed on the bottom “Nyla” and a corn plant for Corn Clan.