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Hopi Open Bowl by Nyla Sahmie updated

This bowl by Nyla Sahmie was fired last year, and the design was inspired by an early seed jar by Nampeyo: elmoreindianart.com/Detailed/4048.html . The design is a more traditional Hopi design and predates the Sikyatki Revival. The inside of Nyla's bowl features very precisely painted Sun Kachinas on two feathered rainbows, with eagle tail feathers dropping down from four clouds on the outside. It measures 3" height and 8 1/2" diameter, and is clearly signed "Nyla" on the bottom. Nyla is a fifth generation master potter and is the great-great-granddaughter of the matriarch of modern Hopi pottery, Nampeyo (1856-1942).

p4218 -- $795



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