Item#739W - Vintage Hopi Symbolized Parrot Jar-Vase

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Item#739W - Vintage Hopi Symbolized Parrot Jar-Vase

119.95

Bold heavy vintage 1900's-1960's Hopi coiled clay parrot jar-vase. The potter created the jar using the4 coiled clay technique which makes the jar-vase very thick and heavy. The artist hyas decorated the pottery painting two parrot symbols, running water-river symbols, and others. The vase shows shows fading, but is common in vintage pottery and actually gives it character.

The jar-vase measures 6 1/2" tall by 4" wide with a mouth measuring 4" diameter. It weighs a heavy 24.23 ounces and is hand signed Hopi Tribe - N.Mexico on bottom. Very nice and solid vase-jar!  $119.95

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Coiling is the most common means of shaping ceramics in the Americas. In coiling, the clay is rolled into a long, thin strands that are coiled upon each other to build up the shape of the pottery. While the potter builds the coils up, she also blends them together until there was no trace of the ropes of clay entwined to form the pot, no deviation in the thickness of the walls, and therefore no weaknesses.