Source: Ceramic Bowl, Helen T. Naha (Feather Woman), 1922-1993, Hopi Pueblo, Polacca Village, Arizona, 1985, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, May 2019.
Helen Naha was born a Hopi-Tewa in Hano on First Mesa and lived most of her life in the Hano-Polacca-Keams Canyon area. She began making pottery when she was in her late teens and continued doing so almost to the day she died. She was known for producing bowls, vases, cylinders, miniature pottery, tiles, and seed jars. Early in her career she produced a lot of stark black-on-white pottery but later in life significantly more polychrome pieces. Over her lifetime she almost singlehandedly revived a number of ancient Hopi designs and patterns.