Qoyawayma, Al – 11″ Tall Harmony Jar with Key-Hole Doorway annd Corn Designs (1999)

8"w x 11.5"h

$ 6,500.00

Al Qoyawayma is known for his modernist style Hopi pottery.  Each piece is made from native clay, coil-built, and stone polished.  This jar is tan in coloration, the natural color of the clay.  It has a round body and an elongated neck with a turned-out rim. The jar is from 1999.  It is a shape that Al calls a “Harmony Jar”.  The jar is vertically polished creating an “onion skin” appearance to the surface.  Even the top of the rim and the inside of the neck are fully polished!  On the neck of the jar, it is cut out with a keyhole doorway.  This is a doorway often seen at places such as Chaco Canon in the ancient structures.  Below the doorway is a carved bird design that is incised with corn patterns.  It is a complex and elegant design on this long-neck vessel!  The piece is signed on the bottom, “Qoyawayma”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is a classic piece with a striking balance of designs and form.