Naranjo, Jody – Wide Jar with Birds (1997)

8.75"w x 5.5"h

$ 2,200.00

This jar by Jody Naranjo is from 1997.   It is highly polished around the neck where she has fully etched with her signature “kiva step” design, as is the inside of the rim.  The center band is polished and has birds encircling the jar.  Note how the birds also have the kiva step design.  Below the birds the jar is matte and there are bands of rain, water, and kiva steps.  The brown coloration is derived from the outdoor firing process.  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