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A Small Hopi Tewaquaptewa Kachina w/ Blue Case Mask

A Small Hopi Tewaquaptewa Kachina w/ Blue Case Mask


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1242254

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A small Hopi Kachina doll hand carved by Wilson Tewaquaptewa circa 1930. With blue-lined case mask, painted details, and arms carved in relief. 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. 7" tall