Sahmie Nampeyo, Rachel – Canteen with Katsina
Rachel Sahmie is a daughter of noted potter Priscilla Nampeyo and a descendant of Nampeyo of Hano. She is a sister of noted potters Jean Sahmie and Bonnie Sahmie. This is a classic Hopi-Tewa shape canteen. On the front is painted a Butterfly Maiden Katsina. She is surrounded by clouds and butterfly designs. It was traditionally fired which creates a very slight blush on the surface. The canteen is signed on the bottom with her name “Koo Loo”.