This was purchased from an estate in which items were collected mostly in the 1960’s. The inside of the figure is hollowed out. Was this created for the tourist industry?
Most pottery is made for the tourist industry. I see a few styles that still have a use, especially in the Navajo culture. However, it has been a long time since pottery has had a use and was not made to look attractive. This is a unique piece, today an artist by the name of Kathleen Wall along with a few others do some neat figures. Does the piece of any markings?