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Frogwoman Hopi Wedding Vase


Item Number: DR 274
Tribal Affiliation: Hopi
Artist: Joy Navasie, second frog woman
medium: Clay and pigment
Dimensions: 12 1/2″ x 7″
Age: circa 1960s


SKU: DR 274 Categories: , , ,


This beautiful very large wedding vessel is typical of the graceful style of Joy Navasie. It has long curving necks connected by a tall arched handle. Joy’s use of one large uncluttered design on each side adds to the cleanliness and elegance of the vessel.  The parrot design features the beak on the body of the vessel and a wing curving upward on one spout.  The other spout is left plain.  Joy Navasie, among the most famous of Hopi-Tewa potters, learned the skill of pottery from her famous mother, Paqua Naha, the first Frog Woman. It was the first Frog Woman who developed the beautiful white slip for which the Navasie family are famous.

This wedding vase is a spectacular example of beautiful tradtional pottery by one of the best Hopi potters.

Joy continued making pottery in the tradition of her mother until she stopped making pottery due to health reasons in 2000. Joy Navasie passed away in 2012.

Condition: Excellent – original condition
Provenance: From a gentleman in Santa Fe.

Additional information

Weight 50 oz