The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

Filters: Hopi-Tewa
Norma Ami
Rodina Huma
Stella Huma
Rodina Huma
Rodina Huma
Alton Komalestewa
Emogene Lomakema
Helen Naha
Sylvia Naha
Rainey Naha
Priscilla Namingha
Priscilla Namingha
Leah Nampeyo
Dextra Nampeyo Quotskuyva
Dextra Nampeyo Quotskuyva
Joy Navasie
Jean Sahme Nampeyo
Mark Tahbo
Iris Youvella Nampeyo
Seed Pot with Polychrome Design (#97)
Rainey Naha (b.1949) — Hopi-Tewa

It is clear that Dr. Poliakoff appreciated certain potters. Although he left no written record of his preferences, vessels made by Rainey, her sister Sylvia and their mother Helen Naha in his collection indicates his appreciation of the family's pottery style. In rapid succession, he purchased the three pieces for his collection. By admiring together the work of a mother and daughters, no doubt Dr. Poliakoff like us today forms a sense of a family potting traditions as well as the individual creativity of each family member.


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