180816-099 Handsome Hopi Jar by Patricia Honie
Hopi Pueblo Pottery
Very Fine miniature poly-chrome with abstract bird motif.
3 3/4" x 5 1/4"
Most potters on the Hopi Reservation are descendants of the Indians from the New Mexico Rio Grande Valley pueblos that moved to the Hopi Reservation during the Spanish conquest of the Southwest. They are referred to as Hopi-Tewa and they live mostly on First Mesa in a village given them by the Hopi.
There are other potters at Hopi who trace their origins to the Hopi, not the Tewa Indians. Among them are Patricia Honie and her sister Juanita Healing. Both sisters are from the village of Sichomovi on First Mesa.