Navasie, Eunice “Fawn” – Jar with Birds (1974)
Eunice “Fawn” Navasie was a daughter-in-law of Paqua Naha and a sister-in-law of Joy “Frogwoman” Navasie. This is a large traditional Hopi “storage jar”. It is thin-walled and amazingly lightweight! It was purchased around 1974. The jar has a high shoulder and it is fully painted. There are Hopi birds below the shoulder along with rain patterns. Note the coloration of the red clay slip, which is one that she began using by the time of the 1974 Arizona Highways in which she was featured. It is more “orange” than the earlier red. The jar was traditionally fired which created the subtle blushes on the surface of the jar. Eunice was known for her great colorations from the firing. The jar is signed Fawn and her Fawn hallmark on the bottom, It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.