Sahme, Jean – Red Jar with Hands and Checkerboard Neck (2014)

6"w x 8.5"h

$ 800.00

Jean Sahme is a daughter of noted potter Priscilla Nampeyo and a descendant of Nampeyo of Hano. This tall jar is coil built and painted with bee-weed.  It is made from Hopi red clay.  The jar has a checkerboard design on the elongated neck.  There are six hands, each pair has a different design in the center.  The jar was traditionally fired with fire-clouds on the shoulder and the rim.  It is signed on the bottom with her hallmark fish, corn plant for the Corn clan, and “Sak’honsee” (which means Tobacco Flower Girl in Hopi-Tewa).  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  While Jean no longer makes pottery, there is wonderful creativity in each of her pieces!