Navajo Pottery with Feathers & Turquoise
The oldest known piece from the Navajo was utilitarian, it was excavated
and dated back to 1500 – 1700. In the 1860’s trading posts began to carry ready
made Navajo pottery, causing the production to slow greatly. This was a time
where it was typically only used for ceremonies.
The Navajo usually included little to no design on their wares. Their pieces were
usually waterproof and glossy, achieved by a technique called
“melted pinon pitch”