Hanging Wedding Basket PlateIda Sahmie
A Hopi potter painting Navajo Wedding Basket designs? No, a talented Navajo woman, who married a Hopi tribal member, whose mother is a 3rd-generation Nampeyo (synonymous with Hopi pottery, practically).
She has learned to make award-winning pottery, and likes to use motifs from both her birth and adopted cultures. This hanging pottery basket is a good example of her fine work.
Ida likes to combine her native and married heritage, and considers her work to be contemporary, because it is neither all one, nor the other, but personal to her.
This would make a fantastic gift to a newly married couple, and it’s definitely a one-of-a-kind gem that would stand out in any collection!