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Hopi Pottery

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Hopi Pottery

Located in Northern Arizona atop three large mesas are the Hopi pueblos. On First Mesa there is a long tradition of pottery making that was ultimately shaped by the master potter Nampeyo at the turn of the 20th century. Nampeyo is credited with the revival of a prehistoric Hopi pottery type named Sikyatki after an archaeological site near First Mesa. In addition to the distinct designs that Nampeyo revived, Hopi pottery is also known for it wonderful blushes. The blushes are created by a combination of the natural iron rich clay and the pit firing technique. It is the tonal yellow to dark orange surface of Hopi pottery that distinguishes it from the other Pueblos.



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