Martha Appleleaf of Santa Clara Pueblo brought in one of her signature matte green on polished black ware jars. 6.75 inches high and 6.25 inches across. $600. (TUCSON)

A miniature (3.5 by 1.25 inches) Jemez seedbowl with sun and feather motifs by Mary H Loretto. $60. The black on white geometric Acoma seed jar at right is 3.25 inches across and 1.5 inches high. By Diane Lewis Garcia. $165. (BOTH IN TUCSON)

 

 

Two views of an Acoma polychrome jar by Loretta Joe. 6.25 inches high and 8.25 inches across. $180. (Tucson)

 

 

 

Another fine bowl by Bobby Silas and Timothy Edaakie. 11.25 by 3 inches. $400. (TUCSON)

 

 

 

Two views of another Acoma polychrome jar, this one by Beverly Garcia. 6.5 inches high and 7.25 inches across. $180 (TUCSON)

 

A Tohono O'odham Friendship bowl by Rupert Angea. 8.5 inches high and 9.5 inches across. $300.

Called a Nawoj Hah’ah, it represents a social round dance in which Indian and non-Indian alike are invited to participate. It has come to symbolize the strength that comes from unity of purpose in a community. First made by Rupert Angea, in the late 1970’s, they are now made by both the Angea Family and the Manuel Family of Hickiwan Village.  They are the only ones who make this type of O’odham pottery.  The clay is dug from a deposit near White Horse Pass.  The red paint is hematite and the black is from the sap of the mesquite tree, which is also a traditional food source (the seed pods, not the seeds) and provides the wood that is used to fire the pot after it has been painted.