Nampeyo, Rachel – Jar with Rain Designs (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 small and has a painted rain and cloud pattern. It is painted with bee-weed (black) and red clay slip. It is from the “folk art” era and so it is a bit asymmetric, which is not unexpected with her work. The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Rachel N. Nampeyo”. Shipping included.