Navajo Hand Coiled and Fired Pottery Vase - Alice Cling (#07)
Circumference: 26 1/4"
Opening: 2 1/2"
When asked the meaning of her pottery, Alice Cling told us, "It is about Mother Earth and how she provides for us." Alice tells us that since she digs clay from special earthly sources; builds earthen kilns; fires with pinion wood gathered from local canyons and mesa tops; and seals her pottery with pitch from those same trees, Mother Earth provides everything but the manual labor. When it comes from Alice Cling and Mother Earth, the outcome is fabulous.
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The Navajo are relatively recent arrivals to the Southwest. They probably migrated from the north in the 16th Century thereby becoming a part of the Pueblo IV period. The Navajo have made pottery since their arrival; possibly they brought pottery with them during their southern migration. They made a plain and decorated pottery. The plain being considered the older style? More about this legend