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Hopi Pottery at the DeYoung with and without the Weiss Collection

Tony Bravo in the Pink has a blurb about a pottery show at the DeYoung, which opened a few weeks ago — as did the museum — and runs through February, 2023, or about two years. I recall Hillary Olcott … Continue reading

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Ants marching VS ants dancing

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Hopkins Struever “Painted Perfection” Wheelright Museum Santa Fe, New Mexico 2001 p 68: The insects holding hands illustrate a Hopi story of how ants got tiny waists. matthews circa 1994: Lights out we up and Die…mommy. Dextra  

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i examanined chops of ten works by Hopi Pottery maven Dextra Quotskuyva. 1 The imagery on the faces include  birds wings butterfly hands. One detail seemed almost architectural:

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Dextra Quotskuyva, 1928-2019

The King Galleries in Phoenix list Dextra Quotskuyva, the great Hopi potter and epitome of the Nampeyo matrilineal descent of greatness, as having died this year. News to me. Coincidentally I had pulled from my shelf this morning for my … Continue reading

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