Navasie, Fawn Garcia – 13″ Wide Jar with Beetle and Dragonfly Design (1980s)
Fawn Garcia Navasie (b. 1959) is also known as “Little Fawn”. She is a daughter of Eunice “Fawn” Navasie and a sister of Dawn and Dolly Navasie. This large jar is coil-built and stone polished. The jar has a wide, round shoulder and a short neck with a slightly turned-out rim. It is a classic and elegant Hopi-Tewa shape. The jar has a classic “beetle” design that was often as seen in the pottery of Nampeyo of Hano. There are four beetles as the larger part of the design design and each is painted extending over the shoulder of the jar. Above them is a triangular star pattern and separating them are small dragonflies. The piece is painted with bee-weed (black) and highlighted with polished red areas. The jar was traditionally fired so there are blushes on the surface. It is signed on the bottom, “Little Fawn”, which is how she signed her pieces when her mother, Eunice “Fawn” Navasie (1920-1992) was alive. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.