Hopi Parrot Effigy Pottery Rattle by Rachel Sahmie
Steve Elmore Indian Art
This effigy jar by Rachel Sahmie was inspired by prehistoric jars of its kind from Sikyatki—specifically, an example in Chicago's Field Museum. At least one species of parrot was once native to the Southwest, and parrots were featured in the ancient kiva murals of the Hopi villages Awatovi and Kawaika-a, as documented by Watson Smith in 1952. Parrots also made their way to the Southwest from Mexico through Indigenous trade routes.
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Rachel Sahmie (Hopi)
H 5.25IN x L 11.25IN
H 13.335CM x L 28.575CM
original (excellent, no repair)