Nampeyo, Priscilla Namingha – Migration Design Bowl (1970’s)
This is a classic bowl by Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo. She was a great-granddaughter of Nampeyo of Hano and granddaughter of Annie Healing, She was also a sister of Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo. Priscilla was the matriarch of a family of renowned potters, including Rachel, Bonnie, Nyla, and Jean Sahmie. Priscilla began making pottery when she was only seven years old, under the guidance of Nampeyo of Hano. This bowl is thin-walled and painted with the classic migration pattern. It is one of those pieces that capture the essence of her pottery skill with very thin lines and a design which matches the shape. Priscilla was known for her traditional work and this jar is simply one of her best. It was traditionally fired and so it has blushes across the surface. It is signed on the bottom “P. Namingha Nampeyo”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.