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Hopi Tewaquaptewa Kachina w/ Vertical Tableta

Hopi Tewaquaptewa Kachina w/ Vertical Tableta


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1910: Item # 1242251

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A medium-sized Kachina doll hand carved by Wilson Tewaquaptewa circa 1910. With painted details, arms forward, and double-vertical tableta. Tewaquaptewa (1871-1960) was the last chief of Old Oraibi. He produced Kachina dolls which are a combination of many dolls and figments of his own imagination. He believed that you didn't carve actual Kachinas for the tourist market. His dolls are usually monochromatic in color (brown, ochre and white and black). His use of symbols, painted on the case mask, seems to be arbitrary. 13 1/8" tall.