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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1900 item #1413261 (stock #0-k055a)
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A rare secular version of a Hopi Chief or Priest with traditional hair style, wearing a necklace and jaclas Height: 8" Width: 2 1/2" Remnants from the Hopi Villages Label on the back of the blue kilt. Mounted on what appears to be a Keams Canyon Black Base.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1940 item #1413263 (stock #0-k055b)
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White or green case mask with cow horns on top, red hair, cow ears or flower ears, and cow-like snout. Douglas fir ruff. Kilt, sash, fox skin, and red moccasins. Body paint can be any color to resemble that of a cow. Carries rattle and bow and arrows. Appears in ordinary Kachina dances. Said to be a Zuni kachina that first appeared at Oraibi in 1911, but known at First Mesa at the time Fewkes was there. Fewkes, 1903. Height: 12 1/2" Width: 4" at the shoulder
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1900 item #1412494 (stock #0-k056a)
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Green case mask with crow wings on the side. Fox skin ruff. She wears a woman's dress and ceremonial robe with green moccasins. At Oraibi she carries a yucca whip, at Second Mesa a tray of corn. The Crow mother is mother of the Hu Kachinas and appears in the Bean Dance. By some Hopis she is considered to be the mother of all the kachinas. Her Hopi name translated means "Man with Crow Wings Tied to." Fewkes, 1894,1903; Stephen, 1936; Earl and Kennard, 1938 Height: 10 4/1" Widest Width: 6 4/1" ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1920 item #1408283 (stock #0-k056b)
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Angwusnasomtapq or Tumas Crow Mother Green case mask with crow wings on the side. Fox skin ruff. She wears a woman's dress and ceremonial robe with green moccasins. At Oraibi she carries a yucca whip. at Second Mesa a tray of corn. The Crow Mother is mother of the Hu Kachinas and appears in the Bean Dance. By some Hopis she is considered to be the mother of all the kachinas. Her Hopi name translated means "Man with Crow Wings Tied to." Fewkes, 1894, 1903; Stephen, 1936; Earl and Kennard, 19...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1900 item #1412496 (stock #0-k056c)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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White or green case mask with cow horns on top, red hair, cow ears or flower ears. and cow-like snout. Douglas fir ruff, Kilt, sash, fox skin, and red moccasins. Body paint can be any color to resemble that of a cow. Carries rattle and bow and arrows. Appears in ordinary kachina dances. Said to be a Zuni kachina that first appeared at Oraibi in 1911, but known at First Mesa at the time Fewkes was there. Fewkes,1903 Height: 10" Widest Width: 2 1/2" C. 1920
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1900 item #1412498 (stock #0-k056d)
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This Katsina has bug eyes, snout, orange ears, circles on the case mask, circles on the chest, unknown doll. Possibly an animal. C. 1930 Height: 10 1/2" Widest Width: 4"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1940 item #1396985 (stock #0-k057a)
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Articulated Mud head puppet carved by Henry Seeni. Similar example in Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado. Reddish brown sack mask to which are fastened three gourds, one on top and one over each ear, and painted reddish brown. Rag ruff. Kilt made from a woman's old dress. Body painted with red-brown clay. He carries a feather and a rattle. 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 th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1397000 (stock #0-k057b)
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Case mask painted black with green mark on forehead representing a snipe track and white moon symbols on cheeks, snout with teeth, wildcat skin ruff. Velvet shirt, white trousers. Carries a knife. Chaveyo may come at any time during the spring months if Hopi children are particularly bad. "The boogie man will get you if you don't watch out." Voth, 1901; Fewkes, 1903; Stephen, 1936; Nequatewa, 1948, p. 60. Provenance available. Chaveyo with half moon marks is from First Mesa. Height 11 1/...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1940 item #1394751 (stock #0-k058a)
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Reddish brown sack mask to which are fastened three gourds, one on top and one over each ear, and painted reddish brown. Rag ruff. Kilt made from a woman's old dress. Body painted with red-brown clay. He carries a feather and a rattle. Koyemsi is the most common Hopi clown. He appears in Mixed Katsina Dances and sometimes a group of Koyemsi appear in a dance of their own. At First Mesa they are said to sing Zuni songs. Length 3 1/8" X Width at the shoulders 1"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1375748 (stock #0-k058c)
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Green case mask, mouth a beak or tube, blossoms and tufts of red hair for ears, band of red yarn across forehead. Douglas fir ruff. Kilt, wedding sash, fox skin, red Navajo-style moccasins. Body paint pink and yellow. Carries a rattle. Appears in regular katsina dance. Fewkes, 1903, Pl. XXXV, XXXVI, figures other Navajo Katsinas which have been taken from Navajo ceremonies and are said not to be Hopi. Fewkes, 1894, 1903; Earl and Kennard, 1938. Provenance: Wendell Gates, Height: 11 1/4", Width p...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1940 item #1408286 (stock #0-k058d)
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Two types of masks: At First Mesa, a white case mask with beak, owl wings in place of ears. At Second and Third Mesas. a case mask covered with rabbit fur, "horns" of jackrabbit tails, beak. Fox skin ruff. Kilt, sash, fox skin, buckskin over back. White body paint. Carries a bow and a yucca whip. Appears in Mixed Kachina Dance, or in an ordinary kachina dance where he spies on the clowns. At First Mesa, he takes part in the Bean Dance and in the Water Serpent Ceremony. Fewkes, 1903; Stephen, 19...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1388166 (stock #0-ka0)
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Case mask with one half face painted green and one half red, tubular mouth; no ears, blossom on one side and tuft of red hair and feathers on the other. Douglas fir ruff. Body painted any common katsina style. Carries staff tipped with feathers, and a rattle. Appears in regular katsina dance. Fewkes, 1894, 1903; Stehphen, 1936. ca.1920 5" Height X 1.5" Width Provenance: Dorothy Louise Luhrs. PhD. 1910-1972, UNM, School of Field Research
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1930 item #1388165 (stock #0-ka00)
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A hand-carved Hopi Katsina doll circa 1930-1940. With two wool hair suspensions hanging from the case mask painted in bluish grey. Red, blue, white, and black painted body, with bluish grey feet wearing moccasins, and carved, split legs. 8" Height X 2.5" Width at the shoulders
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1367344 (stock #0-ka000)
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White face mask with secular eyes hachured areas or red spots on the cheeks. Butterfly and feathers on the tableta. Earrings below the tableta. Costume may be a white and embroidered, ceremonial robe and a kilt worn like a blouse. A black dress with a yellow maiden's shawl. The feet are wearing moccasins. Fewkes, 1983. Steven, 1936. Earl Kennard, 1938. 15 1/2" height x 4 1/4" width, c.1920
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1374505 (stock #0-ka000a)
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Case mask with one half face painted green and one half red, turbular mouth; no ears, blossom on one side and tuft of red hair and feathers on the other. Douglas fir ruff. Kilt, sash, fox skin, and green moccasins. Body painted any common kachina style. Carries staff tipped with feathers, and a rattle. Appears in regular kachina dance. Fewkes, 1894, 1903; Stephen, 1936. Height 9 1/4", ca. 1900, Provenance: Joseph Epes Brown and Elenitz R. Brown Florence, Montana,
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1387336 (stock #0-ka000a2)
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A large katsina with a tabletta depicting ears of corn. The carver Wilson Tewaquaptewa(1871-1960), 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 Katsinas for the tourist market. His dolls are usually monochromatic in color (brown, ochre and white and black). He also uses a device of putting many dots in an area, to contrast with a solid area of color. His use of symbols, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1367325 (stock #0-ka001)
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Case mask with one half face painted green and one half red, tubular mouth; no ears, blossom on one side and tuft of red hair and feathers on the other. Douglas fir ruff. Kilt, sash, fox skin, and green moccasins. Body painted any common katsina style. Carris staff tipped with feathers, and a rattle. Appears in regular katsina dance. -Fewkes, 1894, 1903; Stephen, 1936. c.1880, 11 1/2" height x 3 1/2" width, a rare 19 century katsina doll in original paint with minor paintloss legal feathe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1086624 (stock #0-ka002)
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Circa 1880. Probably a representation of Tasap, the "Navajo Kachina", with broad, slightly convex body, decorated with a series of narrow vertical stripes in red against a white ground, small circles indicating breasts(?) and necklace above, and angular arms with splayed hands painted in yellow and traces of green, the large case mask in a similar shade of olive green, and with projecting downturned beak, exaggerated "pothook" eyes painted in black, a notched panel along the chin, and overhangin...