Rare & Exquisite! Signed Burel Naha Hopi 11" Wedding Vase - Son of Feather Woman

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Rare & Exquisite! Signed Burel Naha Hopi 10" Wedding Vase - Son of Feather Woman

This is an authentic vintage Hopi pottery wedding vase handmade and signed by Burel Naha, son of the famous potter Helen "Feather Woman" Naha. The vase stands 10 inches tall. It is signed on the bottom with his hallmark Long Hair Kachina symbol and a feather.

Burel specializes in traditional Hopi pottery but has created his own unique style. He enjoys painting spiders with intricate web designs all around his pottery. The earlier designs that he used were of the style of his mother's.

Release Date or Age of Item: Likely 1970s-1990s based on Burel Naha's active years as a potter

Approx. Dimensions: 5" W x 10-1/8" T

Approx. Weight: 1 lb, 12 ozs

Sold as is. No warranty from the Seller. No Returns.

CONDITION NOTE: Used, but in overall excellent vintage condition. This piece does not appear to have any  chips, cracks, hairlines, crazing, or repairs that I can see or feel (see pictures). There seems to be some slight surface blemishes/dirt on the vase (zoom in on pictures to see more closely). Since these are vintage pieces of art, they do come with natural imperfections that add to their character (zoom into photos to look for any imperfections). Does not come with any original boxes, packaging, or any related paperwork. Will be packed carefully and insured for safe shipping. See detailed (zoom-able) pictures to know what you are purchasing. 

Biography & Family Tree:

Burel Naha (b. 1944) is a Hopi-Tewa potter specializing in traditional pottery. He is the son of famous potter Helen Naha (Feather Woman) and grandson of Paqua Naha (Frog Woman).

Key details about Burel Naha:

  • Born in 1944 into the Spider Clan on the Hopi-Tewa Reservation
  • Inspired to learn pottery at age 7 from his mother, Helen Naha
  • Known for painting intricate spider web designs on his pots
  • Developed his own unique style while also continuing family traditions
  • Former teacher who now focuses on pottery and Hopi traditions full-time
  • Signs his pots with a Feather and Longhair Katsina hallmark
  • Credits his mother for teaching him traditional Hopi pottery techniques

Family Tree:

  • Grandmother: Paqua Naha (Frog Woman) - pioneering Hopi-Tewa potter
  • Mother: Helen Naha (Feather Woman) - famous Hopi potter
  • Sisters: Sylvia Naha, Rainy Naha - both well-known Hopi potters
  • Aunt: Joy Navasie (Frog Woman II) - acclaimed Hopi-Tewa potter
  • Niece: Tyra Naha - award-winning Hopi potter carrying on family traditions

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