This gorgeous jar has been traditionally hand built with coils of native clay and hand painted with mineral and vegetal paints. It was then pit fired to a deep warm, golden hue. It is quite detailed each of the motifs being repeated on four times. Dee Setalla learned his exceptional skills from his mother, Pauline, and his aunt Eunice “Fawn” Navasie, who are all are members of the Frog Woman/Feather Woman family (historically some of the finest Hopi pottery makers).
Dee Setalla’s style is unique with bold designs incorporating excellent painting techniques and strongly defined forms. His pottery utilizes many traditional designs, as well as some very contemporary looks. This combination almost gives his work an old style appearance. This large, gorgeous jar exemplifies all of these qualities.
Condition: Excellent – original condition
Provenance: From a gentleman in New Mexico