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
Polychrome Vase (#74)
Helen Naha (1922–1993)— Hopi-Tewa

Naha is known as Feather Woman because of the image of a feather she used for her signature on a pot's base. This polychrome vase is a departure for Feather Woman, who usually made black and white flat-shouldered jars. There are four colors on the vase, which she has meticulously controlled. A traditional potter, Feather Woman painted freehand, never using a template or pencil to outline her designs. Rather, she most likely marked the pots into quarters, found the center points and began painting.

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