Pitch-Covered Jar with Incised Anthropomorphic Motif (#34)
This traditional pot is decorated with a Yei, a Navajo guardian or god. Navajo pottery continues to evolve. In the early eighteenth century Navajo spiritual leaders forbade the decorating of a pot’s surface. But in the 1980s following years of absence designs slowly began emerging. Creative, fresh and inventive, the techniques of applying designs are as varied as the potters.