Navasie, Eunice “Fawn” – Large Storage Jar with Birds (1972)
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 in 1972. The jar has a high shoulder and it is fully painted. There are Hopi birds below the shoulder and Hopi geometric patterns around the shoulder. The jar is slipped inside the neck with a red clay slip, which was almost always a hallmark of Eunice’s pottery. 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 Navasie on the bottom, It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.