Rainy Naha Hopi Solstice Stunning Hopi Pottery
Rainy Naha was born in 1949, a member of the Spider/Stick Clan, Tewa, and has been creating magnificent works of clay art since about 1965. She is the daughter of Helen Naha, (Feather Woman) and the granddaughter of Paqua Naha, the original Frogwoman. She is the sister of notable potters Burel Naha and Sylvia Naha Humphries (d.). Rainy was was taught the art of working the clay by her famous mother, and signs all of her work with her mother's hallmark feather, along with her name, "Rainy."
Rainy has produced an incredible amount of work and has been distinguished by numerous awards in exhibitions and competitions throughout the Southwest, including blue ribbons at the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market, the Eight Northern Indian Art Show, and the Annual Heard Museum Show. She is known for the sharpness and precision of her lines, the thinness of her pottery and her detailed work.
Her work is primarily Hopi clay with a white slip applied before the polychrome designs, sometimes known as Walpi Polychrome. All of her pieces are made using traditional clay, paints, and methods of forming and firing.
Hummingbirds and parrots, bear paws and clouds are Rainy's additions to her family's designs. In addition to her imagery, Rainy has also added more clay slips to her work with the pieces often having up to five different colors.
Ref.: www.ancientnations.com and Gregory Schaaf, 2,000 Artist Biographies.
This polychrome piece is decorated with a mosaic of symbols incuding clouds, sky scenes, swirls, rain symbols, and other sacred symbols of the Hopi.
The pot measures 4 1/4 inches tall by 8 inches in diameter.
Item No.: A1589
Artist: Rainy Naha
Size: 4 1/4 in H x 8 in D