Tso, Faye – Tall Jar with Two Corn Maidens (1980s)

4.5"w x 8"h

$ 700.00

Faye Tso was one of the first Navajo potters to use unconventional imagery in her pottery.  While traditional Navajo pottery has very little decoration, Tso applied images of corn maidens, lizards, and dancers to the surface of the clay.  Her grandson, Jarred Tso, is also an important younger potter who is carrying on this amazing family tradition.  This tall water jar is a classic shape.  There are two of her classic corn maidens on the jar, one on each side. They are in applique and highly detailed.  The neck of the jar has a raised band with rainbow designs.  The jar was traditionally fired and is covered at the end with pinon pitch.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Faye Tso”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  Definitely a great piece of Navajo pottery history!