David A. Cassera

Kachina

Hopi

Southwest, USA

height: 8 in

DESCRIPTION

Southwestern Native American Hopi katsina or kachina painted carved wooden figure decorated with feathers and set on a wooden stand, ca. 1930s. Kachina dolls are typically carved from cottonwood root and are personifications of spirits of anything in the natural world, such as a location, an element, or natural phenomenon. These carvings epitomize the idea that everything has an essence and that life is present in everything.

With base; height: 8 in x width: 7 1/2 in x depth: 2 7/8 in.

CONDITION

some missing feathers

Provenance

Private American Collection

DATE

1930

Dimensions

height: 8 in

PRICE

850

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