The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

Filters: Hopi-Tewa
Norma Ami
Stella Huma
Rodina Huma
Rodina Huma
Rodina Huma
Alton Komalestewa
Emogene Lomakema
Sylvia Naha
Helen 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
Polychrome Shouldered Jar (#106)
Leah Nampeyo (1928–1974)— Hopi-Tewa

Visitors to the collection will notice the name Nampeyo. An extended family of seven generations, descended from Nampeyo (1860-1942), that continues making pottery today, carrying on the matriarch’s innovative revival of Sityatki archaeological pottery. Leah Nampeyo, like her great-grandmother, carefully selects and prepares clay that subtly “blushes” during firing. But each potter writes his or her own indelible legacy too. The design on Leah Nampeyo’s pot is known as “migration” and is a design created by Nampeyo and continued by successive generations.

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