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Awatovi Birds: Gallery Label - Current


Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
In the early 1900s, Nampeyo's eyesight started to fail, so she began to focus on building the vessels and left most of the painting up to Lesso and her daughter, Annie Healing. Pottery making is a family enterprise among Pueblo villages, which has allowed for Nampeyo to pass her legacy on to subsequent generations. Dextra Quotskuyva, Nampeyo's great-granddaughter, has been an extremely successful potter. Quotskuyva takes her inspiration not only from her great-grandmother but also from her own life experiences. For this piece, Awatovi Birds, the artist re-imagined a portion of a mural in the ancient ruined Hopituh Shinumu village of Awatovi.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: March 10, 2009