Overall: 16.8 x 29.2 cm (6 5/8 x 11 1/2 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1986.241
Nampeyo helped to revive fine Hopi pottery-making in the late 1800s.
In the southwest, pottery-making achieved two peaks. The first was in the late archaeological period, and the second was brought about by modern Pueblo women starting in the late 1800s. One of these women was the legendary Nampeyo, who revived fine Hopi pottery-making after a long period of artistic deterioration. To do so, she sometimes adapted the designs and shapes of Sikyatki ceramics, an ancestral style that she and her husband found at ancient ruins in the region.
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