Suggested Retail $1,280.00 /
Entitled "The Kachina" Chiefs Prayer, this large vase stands 11 inches tall with a 7 inch diameter. The purchaser of this vase will also receive a 4x6 color photo of Mary and Elvira holding this vase.
Marty and Elvira Naha, husband and wife, are internationally known for their work. Their specialty, an unusual method of incising pottery, was originally introduced by Elvira's father Tom Polacca (grandson of Nampeyo). As great as Tom's work is, Marty and Elvira have developed the process further.
As residents of Polacca, NM, living at the base of First Mesa, Marty and Elvira are exposed to their heritage and involvement with Hopi activities. This closeness with the Hopi way of life is represented as each piece nearly comes to life in the hands of the viewer.
Having shown throughout the Southwest, Marty and Elvira's pieces can be seen in various galleries as well as publications dealing with elaborate Indian art. One such collection resides within the Heard Museum, in Phoenix, AZ. Also featured in the Museum of Indian Arts & Cultures, Santa Fe, NM.
This duo has appeared in publications such as Hopi-Tewa Potters by Gregory Schaaf, p. 101; and Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery by Rick Dillingham, pp. 14-15; and Art of the Hopi by Lois Essary Jacka, p. 110.