Sahme, Jean – Canteen with Flute Players
Jean Sahme is a daughter of noted potter Priscilla Nampeyo and a descendant of Nampeyo of Hano. This canteen is a classic Hopi-Tewa shape with a round front and short handles. The entire piece is fully polished. The front section is slipped white and painted with bee-weed. There are three flute players surrounded by a lightning and cloud design. The canteen was traditionally fired which created blushes on the surface. It is signed on the back with her hallmark fish and “Sahme”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. While Jean no longer makes pottery, there is wonderful creativity in each of her pieces!