The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Nathan Begay
Nathan Begay
Rena Billie
Rena Billie
Louise Goodman
Martha Gordon
Mary Kee
Charles Lee
Lucy Leuppe McKelvy
Cecelia Nelson
Ida Sahme
Jennie Thomas
Tony Tso
Faye Tso
Sue Williams
Lola Yazzie
Sally Yazzie
Pine-Pitch-Coated Cup (#76)

Traditional Navajo pottery has changed much over the centuries. At one time they made not only very large storage jars, but also painted pottery. Most were coated with pine pitch to make them waterproof. Cooking pots, drums and serving bowls were made. In the 1980s Navajo potters developed new styles, erupting with creativity as the market for their pottery expanded. Modern Navajo pottery ranges from traditional items to folk art with after-fire acrylic paint to highly polished, beautifully proportioned art pottery.


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