Navajo Sacred Images Pot by Nancy Chilly Yazzie (#65)
Navajo Sacred Images Pot
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Nancy Chilly Yazzie makes some of the most notable Navajo pottery of this era. Nancy digs her clay and hand fashions her vessels in the manner of her ancestors. Imagery from Nancy’s Navajo cultural stories grace this large and beautiful bowl. Impressed images of the sun, holy people, sacred corn, duality symbols and textile patterns abound on this elegant bowl.
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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