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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)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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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)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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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 : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1388166 (stock #0-ka0)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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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)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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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)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #819155 (stock #0-ka003)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Hopi Polychromed cylinder doll c.1880-90. With pop-eyes, snout, hands carved in relief, red stripe, red dots, green copper carbonate case mask. 5" in height. George Blitz collection, New York
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1367350 (stock #0-ka004)
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"Some of the most interesting dolls are the attenuated dolls or "old skinnies". These dolls, undoubtedly the work of a single individual, are Zuni-like in proportion. However, despite their linear proportions, the dolls are Hopi Kachinas and undoubtedly carved at least 100 years ago."Printing 1975 - From Kachinas the Barry Goldwater Collection at the Heard Museum. Page 48, "old skinnies" This doll was accompanied by a letter on June 29, 2000, from Barton Wright discussing the identification of...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #650319 (stock #0-ka005)
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A Zuni Polychromed Wood Kachina Group, depciting three Koyemsi, or Mud Heads, of classic articulated form and decoration, one, carrying Kianakwe Shikan’ona, White Kianakwe of the East on its back, dressed in a cloth manta, the white painted case mask with concentric bands in numerous colors with white dotted details, the other, carrying a bowl in his hand; possibly a depiction of the Kianakwe Ceremony. Heights: from 10" tp 13.75".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #631006 (stock #0-ka006)
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c. 1920, 11.25" tall by 3.5" wide. Wood loss on one foot, one foot has been reattached, cracking to the cottonwood on the casemask and rear of the doll; otherwise in very good condition considering the age. Some paint loss.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1086626 (stock #0-ka007)
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Probably a representation of Hahai-i Wu-uti, the "Kachina Mother", who appears as a principal actor in the "Water Serpent Ceremony", and at other dances, such as the "Niman Kachina Dance", of unusually large scale, standing on diminutive legs with arms bent and held to the front in typical dancing posture, wearing traditional black dress, woven sash with crisscrosses, and white manta draped over the right shoulder and at the front, her sculpted head with flattened facial plane, perpendicular nos...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1098552 (stock #0-ka008)
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A rarely carved secular version of the Buffalo Dance figure. Circa 1920. Having secular eyes, a buffalo dance headdress with horns, kilt, arm bands, and moccasins, and wearing a decorative, wooden, tail-like appendage. Excellent condition with only minor paint loss. In the four decades that I've been collecting and dealing kachinas, this is the first Buffalo Dance figure I've had. Dimensions: 8 1/2" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1098553 (stock #0-ka009)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Hopi Hemis Kachina doll with tablita. Circa 1880-1890. Minor paint and wood loss. Dimensions: 14 1/4" tall.