Nampeyo, Rachel – Jar with Bird Design (1970’s)
Rachel Namingha Nampeyo was a granddaughter of Nampeyo of Hano and a daughter of Annie Healing. She was the mother of noted potters Priscilla Nampeyo, Dextra Quotskuyva, Eleanor Lucas, Emerson Namingha and Ruth Namingha. She was known for her use of traditional designs on her pottery and continuing the pottery legacy of her grandmother. This jar is a classic shape with the wide shoulder and short neck. The design has two birds encircling the jar. They are larger with polished red heads and tail feathers. The jar is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Rachel Nampeyo”.