Authentic Navajo Horsehair Pottery Turtle Handcrafted by Viveca Tsosie, made in the USA

Regular price $ 18.00

Handcrafted Horse hair Turtle pot made in the USA. Horsehair pots are fired in a super-heated kiln.  After the appropriate firing time the pot is removed from the kiln and while it is still extremely hot the artist skillfully drops horsehair at strategic point to produce a design which he/she envisions.  Through this process the horsehair singes burn trails into the pot leaving scars.  No actual horsehair remains in or on the pot.  It is all burned off during the process.  Once cool, the piece is glazed and fired a second time.  At this point the artist will decide if the pot is finished and leave it plain or compliment it with paint, etching, leather wrapping, or any other adornment. This Horse hair Turtle pot is Handcrafted by the Dine artist Viceca Tsosie and stands approx. 2.5" tall and 4.75" long