Stetson Setalla Scalloped Rim Rabbit Clan Bowl


Item Number: DR 2189
Tribe: Hopi
Artist: Stetson Setalla
Medium: Clay and slip
Age: 2020
Dimensions: Scalloped rim 2 1/2″ tall by 12″ wide


SKU: DR 2189 Categories: , , ,


The Hopi people are divided into several kinship groups (phratries), consisting of numerous clans, each of which preserves its distinct legends, ceremonies, and ceremonial paraphernalia. There are twelve clan groups, one of these is the Rabbit Clan.

This beautiful dish is 12” wide and 2 ½” deep. The edges are nicely scalloped and precisely painted. The undulating symbols perfectly line up with the apex of the scallop tips. Bands of black and red define concentric circles   leading into the center of the dish. The rabbit is the symbol of one of the clans at Hopi and much revered.

All of Stetson’s pottery is made in the traditional manner – the clay is gathered, washed and cleaned. The coils are then made to begin the bowl. When finished, the bowl is hand painted with mineral and vegetal paints and fired outdoors in sheep dung.

Condition: Excellent – original condition – new. There is a small wrinkle in the clay on the back of the bowl which in no way affects the quality and condition. It was made during the creation of the piece.
Provenance: Purchased from the artist