Nampeyo of Hano (Hopi 1860-1942) Attributed Canteen-Near Excellent #389-Reserved for Lawrence
Hopi Pottery Canteen, by Nampeyo of Hano
389. Description: Native American Hopi Pottery Canteen by Nampeyo of Hano (Hopi, 1860-1942) Attributed Canteen diminutive form with Sikytki-style decorations on belly, length 4.5 in. x width 5 in. late 19th century. Condition: Near excellent. Provenance. From the Estate of a long time, major Southwestern art collector in Pennsylvania, and Cowan's Auctions.
Nampeyo of Hano, is the matriarch of Hopi Pueblo, and was the first pueblo woman to gain recognition for her pottery. She lived and worked at a time when putting one's name on the vessel was not done, so little, if any, of her pottery is signed. She spent a large part of her productive life supplying pottery to the Fred Harvey Company for re-sale, so documentation of her work is well established. Nampeyo had five children Fannie Polacca Nampeyo, Wesley Lesso, Nellie Nampeyo Douma, William Lesso, and Annie Healing Nampeyo.