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Nampeyo, Tonita – Bowl with Eagle Tail Design

Nampeyo, Tonita – Bowl with Eagle Tail Design

6.5"w x 3.75"h
$ 550.00
Availability: Out of stock

Tonita Nampeyo is a daughter of Fannie Nampeyo and a granddaughter of Nampeyo of Hano.  She is known for her traditional pottery using natural clay slips and bee-weed for the black.  This bowl wide with sloping sides.  The top is painted with a red clay slip.  The sides are painted with an eagle tail design which extends towards the base.  The central square section of the design is highlighted with a red clay slip.  This is a design which was revived by Nampeyo of Hano from the Sikyatki pottery of the 1600’s.  The piece is traditionally fired for the striking color in the blushes.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom, “Tonita Nampeyo”. The corn plant signifies that she is part of the Corn Clan.


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Artist

Artist

Nampeyo, Tonita Hamilton (b. 1934)

Classic Migration Pattern Jar by Tonita Nampeyo.

Classic Migration Pattern Jar by Tonita Nampeyo.

Tonita Nampeyo is a granddaughter of Nampeyo of Hano, a daughter of Fannie Nampeyo and a sister of Elva Nampeyo, Leah Nampeyo, Thomas Polacca and Iris Youvella. Her son is noted potter Loren Hamilton. Tonita has won numerous awards for her pottery at events such as Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Market.
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