Rainbow Yei Carved Seed Bowl
Reuel “Ral” Claw is a Navajo potter from Tuba City, Az. His wife Carla Nampeyo is a Hopi potter who taught him the hand-coiled techniques of her ancestors. Ral incorporates his Navajo culture into this Hopi-style pottery and a thing of beauty emerged. Multiple images of Navajo Rainbow Yeis grace the surface of Ral’s beautiful hand-coiled seed pot. Historically, vessels decorated with deities helped the seeds within to be rich and fruitful. Ral believes that just having this pot around can make everyone feel better.