Navajo Horsehair Pottery

SKU: 007840
Navajo Horsehair Pottery

Navajo Horsehair Pottery

SKU: 007840
Regular price $90.00
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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 from top to bottom on each vase:

Cedar Trees represent the Medicine Tree used for many ceremonial used. It helps make our life journey with patience, courage, and wisdom.

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 our guardian and the pollen is offered in prayer for blessings.

Rocks represent solidarity, to build a secure foundation for those around us.

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.

3 x 4 inches

This Item is Not Eligible for Shipping and is Curbside Pickup Only from the Hermann Park Museum location in Houston.

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