Navajo Pictorial Yei Vase by Nancy Chilly (#66)

Navajo Pictorial Yei Vase
8" tall


Nancy Chilly’s handmade pottery vase is graced with images of the Holy People, the Sun, Moon and geometric patterns reminiscent of Navajo textile patterns. Nancy creates graceful and elegant pottery from clay she digs from her secret source. “Good clay is hard to come by, so we protect our dig site from others who might use it up,” says Nancy. From digging the clay to fashioning the pottery, placing the pattern and sealing the finished piece with pinyon pitch, all this work is done by the hands of Nancy and her family.