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Large Hopi Sikyatki Revival Seed Jar by Bobby Silas

This masterpiece-level seed jar jar by Hopi potter Bobby Silas (1987- ) has a huge presence, measuring 16 1/2" diameter. The jar is an excellent example of Bobby mastering both the Sikyatki style as well as lignite firing, a coal firing technique that was used by ancient Hopi potters like the ones at the village of Sikyatki. Bobby's impressive molding resulted in the jar being almost completely flat from its edges to its raised neck. The well-executed design shows Bobby using many different Sikyatki-inspired elements to create his own original design. The jar is in excellent, original condition with one minor firing crack that does not affect the stability of the piece (see last photo).

Bobby Silas is a young Hopi potter who has been reviving ancient styles of pottery, as well as making traditional Zuni and Hopi pottery. Through working with museums and other potters, Bobby has created successful revival examples of both Sikyatki and Jeddito pottery, among others. We are proud to represent his work.

P4523 -- $3850

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