The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

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Nathan Begay
Louise Goodman
Lucy Leuppe McKelvy
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Faye Tso
Sue Williams
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Navajo (Din?) pottery
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.

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