Horse hair pottery with hand painted butterfly, flowers and hand carved designs all around

Horse hair pottery with hand painted butterfly, flowers and hand carved designs all around

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Original art in this beautiful butterfly piece, vibrant colors and precise detailed carvings all the way around. Navajo made by Everson Whitegoat and signed. 6" tall. See additional photos for the detail all around. It is said that this pottery was first created when a long-haired maiden was removing hot pottery from her kiln and the wind blew her hair onto the hot pot and burned the hair into the pottery. The pottery is poured, fired for a period of time after which it is removed from the kiln, and hair from the mane and the tail of a horse are draped on the pottery. The hair creates the dark lines and the smoke from the burning hair creates the cloudy grey areas. The pottery is then returned to the kiln where firing is completed. Then the pottery is removed from the kiln, etched and spray-glazed. It does not hold water. 

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