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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 #1387334 (stock #0-ka000a1)
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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)
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Hopi Hemis Kachina doll with tablita. Circa 1880-1890. Minor paint and wood loss. Dimensions: 14 1/4" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1114535 (stock #0-ka019)
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A San Juan carved wood figure from mid-twentieth century. Secular carving of the Deer Dancer. Excellent condition. 12 1/4" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1122563 (stock #0-ka022)
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A Hopi polychrome wood Kachina doll depicting Hólolo, circa 1915-1920. Description from Colton, "Case mask painted green or brown, with pop eyes, snout, cheeks painted with half moons or small circles. Douglas fir or juniper ruff. Kilt, sash, fox skin, and green moccasins. Body painted red with yellow shoulders, forearms and lower legs. Carriers rattle and bow and arrows. Appears in kivas in spring or in Mixed Kachina Dance." Good Condition consistent with age, some paint loss...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1367728 (stock #0-ka024)
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The rarer Katsinas of the some of the Rio Grande Pueblos are stylistically similar to Hopi figures, though often made of pine wood. Hopi Katsinas are made of cottonwood and more simply painted. This doll has great provenance: Dorothy Louise Luhrs, PhD. She taught at UNM School of Field Research. She was born in 1910 and she died in 1972. This doll was purchased from her estate and sold by Case Auctions, Memphis, Tennessee. c.1920, 14" height x 2 3/4" width, 9 1/2" width of tableta
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1124011 (stock #0-ka025)
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A Hopi Kachina doll, circa 1940. Label on the back reading, "From the Hopi Villages", which is the Keams Canyon area. Could possibly be a variation on the Pawik (Duck) Kachina. Excellent Condition. 9" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1171355 (stock #0-ka026)
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A rare Jimmie Kootz carving of Koshare Clown Kachina in puppet form circa 1940-1950. With articulated arms and legs and two independent strings, one attached to the top of each arm. Koshare's general description from Colton: "Face mask painted white with black eyes and mouth. Two soft black and white striped horns on top of head. Rag ruff. Breech clout. Bare feet. Body painted in black and white horizontal stripes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1171360 (stock #0-ka027)
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A rare Jimmie Kootz carving of a Double Eagle Kachina in puppet form circa 1940-1950. DIMENSIONS: ~5 1/2" tall (arms extended upward); 1 3/4" wide (at midsection including second doll).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1172267 (stock #0-ka028)
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A medium sized carved wood Hopi Kachina doll - Hornet Kachina (Tatangaya) circa 1930. Description of Tatangaya from Colton: "Two types...At Second and Third Mesas he wears a green case mask with datura flower ears. Stripes of all colors surround the face. Cloth ruff, breech clout, and green moccasins. Yellow and red body paint. The Hornet Kachina appears in groups or singly in Mixed Kachina Dance, and the Pamuya. He is said to be of Zuni origin." DIMENSIONS: 7" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1172268 (stock #0-ka029)
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A medium sized Hopi Kachina doll carved by Wilson Tewaquaptewa circa 1930. 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. DIMENSIONS: 7" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1197309 (stock #0-ka030)
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A small Hopi Kachina Doll hand carved and painted by Wilson Tewaquaptewa circa 1915. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1197310 (stock #0-ka031)
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A small Hopi Kachina Doll hand carved and painted by Wilson Tewaquaptewa circa 1930-1940, with chicken feathers. 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. DIM...