Hopi Black on Red Canteen by Nampeyo, c.1905 updated
This Hopi black on red canteen dates to 1905. We think the canteen was molded by Nampeyo, and possibly painted by her daughter Annie. The canteen has a simplified Sikyatki Revival design, with eagle tail feathers dropping down from swirling talons and kiva steps at the top. The form of the canteen demonstrates influence from the Euro-American world, as it more closely resembles a flat, army-style canteen than an ethnographic Hopi canteen. The canteen measures 10” height and 8 ½” diameter, and is in excellent, original condition. There is an old Fred Harvey Company "From the Hopi Villages" label on the back.