Native American Art Pottery Vase by Marjorie Joe
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This handsome decorative pottery vase was hand etched and hand painted by Marjorie Joe, a well known artist and member of the Navajo people. The terracotta clay was poured into a cast and then decorated before firing in the kiln. Ms. Joe used nine bands of intricate geometric patterns, each row a different design, in alternating earth colors of burnt orange, dark teal, brown and beige. She signed the bottom, as is her custom, by inscribing in her own writing " May God be with you always Marjorie Joe Navajo."
This pot measures 6 1/4 inches tall, has a 2 1/4 inch diameter mouth and a 5 1/2 inch round base. At the widest part, the circumference is 18 inches and it weighs 1 pound 5 ounces. It is in excellent condition, with slight wear to the bottom only. It is accompanied by a card that explains how Navajo etched pottery is made, which we'll be sure to include with the vase. At the bottom of the card is a web address, www.xanterra.com. Xanterra acquired The Fred Harvey Company in 1968. Fred Harvey was the father of chain restaurants in America, opening his first in Topeka, Kansas in 1876 for travelers on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. He also introduced fine Native American crafts to guests looking for souvenirs of the American Southwest. Fred Harvey forged solid relationships with Native American people, selling their crafts that were so authentic that the Smithsonian has some of them in their collections. This vase may have been in one of the gift shops when Xanterra bought Fred Harvey or they may have acquired it afterwards. It is a beautiful example of Marjorie Joe's art.
Note: This vase is for decoration only and should not be used with water or other liquids. Clean gently with only a soft cloth so as not to damage the painted surfaces.
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