Hopi area (Arizona) -- (Hano Polychrome) Jar
Circa 1900, H. 22 cm., Coll. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Frank
Like Walpi Polychrome, Hano Polychrome decoration is painted in black and red mineral pigments directly on the well-smoothed unslipped paste; however, it is the decoration itself, initiated by Nampeyo of Hano Pueblo shorty before 1900, that distinguishes Hano Polychrome. Nampeyo's motifs , adapted from Prehistoric Sikyatki Polychrome, are the comma-like spiral and the red-rilled figure appended to its base. Notable Hopi traits are the convex base and, in color, the beautiful warm yellow that is a Hopi "trademark."
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The above image and description originally appeared in Historic Pottery of the Pueblo Indians, 1600 - 1880