Navajo Horse Hair Vase with Turtle Design by Shirley Smith
The distinctive pattern in this pot is made by using hair from the tail and mane of a horse. The pottery is fired using a special technique that is both hazardous and time-consuming. After firing, the piece is rock polished and etched. This pot is an original, signed on the bottom by the Navajo potter. Turtle design on one side and Hopi Sun Face on the opposite side.
11 1/2" High