We recently were very fortunate to purchase a private collection of Native American jewelry and crafts from a collector in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and this piece of pottery was part of that collection.
This is a wonderful, small, Navajo pot that was hand thrown by the very talented Navajo artist A. Henderson.
The pot was made to feature it's very intricate, free hand etchings that depict traditional, Native American symbols and designs.
The main feature, which surrounds the center of the pot, is a line of vertical Eagle feathers that are so equally spaced, and similar to each other, that it looks as if they were carved by a computerized robot rather than being etched, free hand, by a normal, but very talented, human artist.
Although we've watched potters from several Pueblos and Reservations make pots similar to this one we're always amazed by the results of their labors. It takes an extremely steady hand, tons of talent, and lots of patience, to produce a piece of pottery with such exquisite detail.
This stunning little pot stands 3" tall and is 3" in diameter. It weighed in at 135 grams (4.75 ounces).
The bottom of the pot has the artist's signature, is marked Dine' (Navajo) and is dated 2007.
This pot was totally handmade by one person. It was not made from a pre-formed mold but was hand thrown, and hand etched by Mr. Henderson. Take a good look at the detail work and consider how many hours it must have taken him to complete it.
This beautiful piece of genuine, handmade, Native American Indian art will certainly look great just about anywhere in your home, or wouldn't it make a great gift for that special someone in your life?
NOTE: This item will be shipped by USPS Priority Mail at a cost of $5.75
NOTE: The coin that appears in one of the pictures is a quarter dollar.
Peace . . . JJ & Eddie