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Hopi Canteen by Nyla Sahmie

This canteen is Nyla's recreation of a prehistoric form that dates back at least 800-900 years. It is traditionally fired, made of native clay, and is in great condition. It measures 7 1/4" height and 4 1/2" diameter. This was a difficult ceramic to make technically, and Nyla has done an excellent job of keeping it symmetrical and balanced. The design features the classic Nampeyo family eagle tail drops. Nyla Sahmie is a fifth generation master potter and the great-great-granddaughter of the matriarch of modern Hopi pottery, Nampeyo (1856-1942).



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