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Historic Hopi Tourist Bowl


Item Number: DR 220
Tribal Affiliaiton: Hopi
Artist: Unknown- pottery was not being signed at this time
Medium: Clay and pigment
Age: Circa late 1920s
Dimensions: 3″ X 6″


SKU: DR 220 Categories: , ,


This charming little bowl was made for the early tourist trade as a souvenir by Native Americans to take back home in order to remember a wonderful vacation or adventure. It was made in the traditional manner and fired outside.It was hand painted with vegital paints, most likely bee weed and wild spinich. The typical sky band and earth band are present, as well as several other geometric designs. This bowl seems to have been loved and used, for it is well worn on one side particularly. To me, this just adds to its charm.

Condition: Fair – but original condition
Provenance: This piece was purchased by my great-grandmother on one of her many trips to New Mexico and Arizona.

Additional information

Weight 16 oz