Navajo Horsehair Pottery, Native American Handcrafted Pot

SKU: 007835
Navajo Horsehair Pottery, Native American Handcrafted Pot

Navajo Horsehair Pottery, Native American Handcrafted Pot

SKU: 007835
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M. Grey was born and raised on the Navajo Nation. She is born for the Mountain Coal and Edge Water People. She learned the art of etching pottery from her uncle and grandmother. She has then created and developed her own techniques. Grey’s coloring and etching style became very different and popular. Combining the process of horse hair and her artwork creates unique pottery work.

Horse hair from the mane is thrown onto the pottery while it is still very hot during the firing process. The hair burns when it touches the hot pottery, leaving a carbon stain cooked into the pottery. This makes each piece one-of-a-kind with its own unique, beautiful pattern.

Imagery on the vase from top to bottom:

The Whirlwind pattern shows a journey, sweeping out the old and opening the way for the new. It also gives inner peace, healing, and energy.

Yucca is used for herbal cleansing. The plant is used to make wedding baskets and other ceremonial pieces. Corn represents the everlasting mother. She is the guardian and the pollen is offered in prayer for blessings.

Prayer Feathers hold and carries all your dreams and prayers. The eagle feather is considered a protector to your household and a connection to the spirit world. The eagle itself is a very sacred bird to the Navajo tribe as well as other Native American Tribes.

10 x 6.5 inches

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