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Rachel Sahmie was a daughter of noted potter Priscilla Nampeyo and a descendant of Nampeyo of Hano. She was a sister of noted potters Jean Sahme, and Bonnie Sahmie. This is a classic Hopi-Tewa jar with a wide shoulder and a short neck. The jar is fully polished and painted with bee-weed (black). The top of the jar has four old-style birds as the design. When you look down from the top the birds extend across the surface. The jar was traditionally fired which creates blushes on the surface. The canteen is signed on the bottom “RS”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.