Naranjo, Jody – Jar with 14 Women Holding Pottery (2000)

6.5"w x 7.5"h

$ 2,200.00

This jar by Jody Naranjo is from 2000.  It is highly polished below the shoulder and at the neck. The sides of the jar are matte and there are 14 women holding pottery in different forms.   There is a classic wedding vase with a bear paw, but note how most of the others have designs similar to Jody’s own pottery! The neck and base are fully designed with a rug pattern.  It is subtle but adds to the overall impact of the piece.  The jar is signed, “Jody Naranjo” and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  Jody said of her designing:

“As for the design on the top and the bottom, it was the kiva step in the beginning. My family used them but just parts of them, the top half of the design. I started making them just around the top of the pot in one row. Then it became two rows and three rows, and then I started filling in between them.  Now it looks more like a textile, and it’s a signature pattern that I do on everything.” Jody Naranjo, Spoken Through Clay