(1890 - 1955)
Paqua First Frogwoman Naha was active/lived in New Mexico, Arizona. Paqua Naha is known for Hopi-Tewa yellow ware pottery-frog hallmark.
Biography Paqua Naha
Paqua Naha of the Hopi/Tewa, whose first name means 'frog' in Spanish, is more commonly known as the Old Frog Woman. The matriarch of the famed Naha/Navasie family of potters, many of whom have adopted some variation of her frog hallmark, Naha was prolific from 1910-1955. Known for her challenging pottery shapes-particularly her low seed jars-Naha worked largely with yellowware pottery until late in life when she is credited with developing the white-slipped pottery her family continues making to this day.
Naha's pieces are typically found in private collections because her pottery was created for the tourist market; however the Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, and the Heard Museum, Phoenix, do have a select few of her pi
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