Ceremonial Yei Dancers' Procession on Graceful Tan Jar

Ida Sahmie

Ceremonial Yei Dancers' Procession on Graceful Tan Jar, Pottery by Ida Sahmie
  • Sahmie pottery
  • Sahmie olla
  • Navajo pottery
Marked Down $1,500.00
Gallery Price $4,500.00
Title
Ceremonial Yei Dancers' Procession on Graceful Tan Jar
Artist
Ida Sahmie
Medium
Hand-coiled polished and painted pottery with incised lines
Size
6 1/3" height X 9" maximum diameter
Signed
"Ida Sahmie 4/ 89 'Navajo'"
Date of creation
1989
Condition
Perfect !
Provenance
JMB collection
About The Ceremonial Yei Dancers' Procession on Graceful Tan Jar

Fourteen figures (yei alternating with a woman)  followed by four tall stalks of corn

Luscious thin walls accentuate the beauty of this entirely unique vessel by the incomparable Ida Sahmie !

About Ida Sahmie
Born on the Navajo reservation in 1960, Ida Sahmie was taught to weave rugs by her mother and grandmother. After marrying Andrew Sahmie, a Hopi man, and watching her in-laws make pottery, she too, began working in clay. Andrew is the great-grandson of Nampeyo, a name synonymous with Hopi pottery. Ida learned to work with the clay in the Hopi manner and style, but makes it uniquely her own by incorporating Navajo motifs, particularly Yeis, or Holy People, into the slip-painted designs.
Cultures

American Indian, Navajo, Women Artists

Medium

Pottery

Subject

American Indians

Keywords

Ida Sahmie, Sahmie pottery, Sahmie olla, Navajo pottery