Pahponee – “Beginnings” Carved Bowl with Animals (1997)
Pahponee (Kickapoo) is known for her contemporary pottery. Her name means “Snow Woman”. She began making pottery in the early 1980s. She is a descendant of the Kickapoo and Potawatomi Nations, originally from the Great Lakes. This bowl is made from white clay. Extending down from the rim, there is a carved snake, fish, wolf, buffalo, maiden, butterfly, and turtle. Next to them, the jar has been textured with a swirling design. The piece is entitled, “Beginnings”. It is signed, “Pahponee”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. There is a Blue Ribbon from the 2000 Red Earth Festival and a Blue Ribbon from the 2000 Indian Art Northwest.