Quotskuyva, Dextra – Mini Bowl with Bat Wing Design (1976)
This miniature bowl by Dextra Quotskuyva was made in 1976. Dextra is certainly one of the great innovators among Hopi-Tewa potters. Her work began with more classic imagery and then has evolved over the years to more unique and stylized designs. The bowl has the classic bat wing design painted on the surface in four sections. Each of the wings is very tightly painted with Dextra’s fineline work. The bowl was traditionally fired so that there are blushes and color variations around the surface. It is signed on the bottom with bee-weed, “Detra” with an ear of corn representing the Corn Clan. The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Dextra has been the subject of a retrospective of her pottery at the Museum of Indian Art and Culture called, “Painted Perfection“.