Navasie, Marianne – Large Seedpot with Birds
Marianne Navasie was a daughter of Joy “Frog Woman” Navasie and a granddaughter of Paqua Naha. This large seedpot is coil built and painted with bee-weed and red clay slip. The design is a series of three spiraling birds. The piece was traditionally fired. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom with a frog hallmark. Marianne would sign with a tadpole and a frog, but there is some wear on the bottom and the tadpole is missing. The design composition is one which is more typical to Marianne than Joy and so I have attributed it to her.