A fine walled large olla from Walpi, First Mesa at Hopi is traditionally hand built with coils of native clay, stone burnished surface and decorated with paints made of bee plant and red slip. Pit fired outdoors.
The gracefully shaped jar stands 8" tall and is 10" diameter across the shoulder. Four sections are designed with birds, clouds and Kachina symbols.
It is signed but the name is mostly worn off, we can make out Laura and Old Walpi Village.
Collected in the 1960-70 period it is in fine original condition, no chips, cracks or paint loss.
Buyer pays $35.00 for shipping and insurance.