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Artwork by Rondina Huma

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About the Artist

The Hopi-Tewa pottery Rondina Huma was born in Keams Canyon, AZ in 1947. She is a prize winning pottery artist, awarded Best of Show at Santa Fe Indian Market in 1986 and again in 1996.

Rondina is best known for her yellow jars painted with red and black, then decorated with Sikyatki band designs.  Sikyatki, which means "yellow house" in Hopi, refers to an oral tradition about a regional dispute with the neighboring Walpi.

Though she had never received formal training, she is regarded as a master potter today.  She follows the traditional Hopi fashion of using only native materials.  She even makes her own paintbrushes from yucca plant leaves.