The Dancing Rabbit Gallery
Deep baskets made during the first period (1890-1930 at Second Mesa) are referred to as coiled jars and are highly sought by collectors. These Hopi jars with large coils nearly an inch wide were woven from native vegetal fibers, such as yucca and sumac, and vegetal dyes. Made to hold food and grains, these jars were decorated with cloud and rain designs in red and green colors. As appropriate, the designs were repeated on all four sides. This jar dating from 1920 is narrower at the top than the bottom and wider in the middle, in order to keep food stuffs from spilling out. A beautiful patina has developed from everyday use.
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