Youngblood, Nancy – Jar with 32 Feathers and Carved Avanyu (1987)
This is a spectacular jar by Nancy Youngblood is from 1987. While it is small, it is very deeply carved into the clay. The jar has 32 very, very thinly carved feathers encircling the neck of the piece. It’s amazing how she could even carve into the clay with such small lines! Below the feathers is a very deeply carved avanyu encircling the jar. The body of the avanyu swirls around the piece with cloud and rain designs. The piece is very is highly polished to a stunning shine. It is in excllent condition, with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Nancy Youngblood Cutler”.