Alan Kessler Gallery

A Hopi Mudhead Kachina Doll

browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1232442

Please refer to our stock # 0-ka033 when inquiring.
Alan Kessler Gallery
View Seller Profile
836 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Guest Book

A cottonwood Hopi Mudhead Kachina doll circa 1900. Depicting Koyemsi, the Mudhead Clown, of slightly attenuated form, arms hugging the torso, the case mask decorated with three circular attachments, representing gourds; painted with red, black and brown pigments. Description by Colton, 1949, p.59: "Koyemsi is the most common Hopi clown. He appears in Mixed Kachina Dances and sometimes a group of Koyemsi appear in a dance of their own, At First Mesa they are said to sing Zuni songs." 8 1/2" tall.