The bowl does show age and wearing, with one surface abrasion or ding shown in the pics. There is a tiny edge chip at the rim along with surface scuffs, scratches, and soiling in places. There is surface wearing to the colors of the designs in places.
There are no cracks or hairlines noted in the piece. 6" wide at its widest portion by 2 3/4" tall. Nampeyo never signed her works as she was not able to write, and her later pieces were signed by her daughter and relatives. Arthur Erickson wrote a great and informative article on how to identify pottery made by Nampeyo. Nampeyo was known to use two colors of clay.The first being gray that fired to a warm cream to honey color and the second being yellow that fired to be a burnt orange-brick red color. 2 She was not always meticulous in the smoothing of the interior of her pots and would sometimes leave the bottom of the pots unpolished. 3 Many Nampeyo pieces feature a "roadline" that can be found just below the rim of her vessel. 4 Most pots that are signed with Nampeyo's name are signed by one of her daughters or relatives, because Nampeyo did not write. It is worth going to his website to review the full article. The pics do not fully show the colors accurately but the colors are a cream and grey color with a burnt color orange color to the glaze finish. The inside of the bowl is rough and unfinished and portions of the bottom are unpolished. The greys look more white in the pics but are actually a grey color.
According to Eye Of The Pot website, Iris Nampeyo (1859 -1942), was a Hopi-Tewa potter who lived on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona. She is known for her Sikyatki-revival style pottery, and used ancient techniques for making and firing pottery. Nampeyo used designs from "Old Hopi" pottery and sherds found at 15th-century Sikyátki ruins on First Mesa.
She was born on First Mesa in the village of Hano, also known as Tewa Village which is primarily made up of descendants of the Tewa people from Northern New Mexico who fled west to Hopi lands about 1702 for protection from the Spanish after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Her mother, White Corn was Tewa; her father Quootsva, from nearby Walpi, was a member of the Snake clan.In addition, I sell items for Native Americans and from personal collections. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my items. Please let me know ahead of time. I will try my best to get the item out sooner. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Pottery".
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