The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art
at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC
Polychrome Vase (#74)
Naha is known as Feather Woman because of the image of a feather she used for her signature on a pot's base. This polychrome vase is a departure for Feather Woman, who usually made black and white flat-shouldered jars. There are four colors on the vase, which she has meticulously controlled. A traditional potter, Feather Woman painted freehand, never using a template or pencil to outline her designs. Rather, she most likely marked the pots into quarters, found the center points and began painting.
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