Sahmie, Andrew – Longhair Mana Katsina in Jar with Kiva Ladder

2.25"w x 5.25"h (top of ladder)

$ 275.00

Andrew Sahmie is a son of noted potter Priscilla Nampeyo and a brother of Nyla, Rachel, Jean, Randall, and Bonnie Sahmie. He is married to Ida Sahmie.   His pottery often includes wood katsinas or ladders. This is a very unusual piece.  It is a plainware Hopi-Tewa jar that is traditionally fired.  he has carved a Longhair Mana katsina out of wood.  The figure is made to appear that she is climbing up a kiva ladder from the kiva.  It is a creative idea and well-executed.  It is signed on the bottom, “Sahmie”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.