This beautiful “white-slip” pottery is the creation of Grace Navasie, the daughter of Joy Navasie (Frog Woman). The Navasie family is one of the premier Hopi pottery families.
The beautiful colors are a result of all natural pigments, such as “bee-weed” and hematite mineral. Amazingly, these pigments are still gathered from areas around First Mesa (where pottery originated among the Hopi, and remains alive today). The processing of these pigments is all done by hand with traditional tools, such as the matate stone. Then the details are all added meticulously with the delicate strands of the yucca reed, which has been split into several fine strands, to be used as a brush. Grace Navasie pottery is fired traditionally and is signed with the frog symbol and the letter “G”.
Condition: Excellent – original condition
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector.