Navajo Red Clay Pot–Medicine Man Smoke Pot with Turtle by Hilda Whitegoat
This wonderful Navajo red clay pot is etched with traditional symbols and highlighted with a turtle. The turtle represents long life and water. The shape of this pot indicates that it would have been used as a “smoke pot” or one in which the individual would place dried herbs and light the herbs in order to have them smolder and “smoke” or smudge to cleanse the area and the people of evil spirits. This pot has a unique feature of being etched inside the rim. This pot is NOT glazed inside and cannot hold liquid. Signed by the artist. This pot measures 6 inches tall x 5 inches in diameter.
This Navajo pottery is authenticated by the artist’s signature on the bottom of the pot.