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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1114528 (stock #0-ka017)
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A polychrome Hopi Kachina doll from mid-twentieth century. Depicting Palhik Mana (Butterfly Kachina Maiden). A description from "Hopi Kachina Dolls", by Harold Colton, page 48,"White face mask with triangular hachured areas or red spots on cheeks. Chin painted with lines radiating from the mouth, and each triangle so made is painted with a different color. Elaborate tableta. Costume may be a white, embroidered ceremonial robe and a kilt worn like a blouse, or a black dress and a maiden's shawl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1114532 (stock #0-ka018)
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Chusona, a Hopi wood Snake Dance figure from mid-twentieth century. Polychromed, with a black and white painted face, snake grasped with both hands and held securely by a partially open mouth. Buckskin kilt, sash, and shoes, and metal suspensions. 15 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 #1114540 (stock #0-ka020)
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A Zuni hand-carved Kachina doll from mid-twentieth century. Depicting Saiyatasha, the Longhorn Kachina (or Rain Priest of the North) from the Shalako ceremony, with articulated arms bent at the elbows, wearing boots, fringed leggings, kilt and cape, holding a bow in his left hand, a cluster of painted triangular implements suspended from his right hand, with a thick ruff decorated with a checkered pattern, surmounted by a helmet head with exaggerated projecting ears and painted rectangular eyes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1122561 (stock #0-ka021)
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A Hopi wood Kachina figure group depicting Koyemsi standing atop Soyoko, circa 1915. Soyoko is an ogre woman "who appears in the evening after the Bean Dance. She visits various houses and asks the boys to hunt game - mice and rats - for her, and threatens that if they do not have some for her in four days' time she will eat them instead...
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 #1367727 (stock #0-ka023)
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A rare polychrome secular figure from Zia Pueblo. Her hands extended upward, carrying a burden strap, a real pottery canteen on her back. Carvings are rarely made at Zia. This is the first one that I have seen that came out of the Pueblo. c.1920, 14" height x 3 3/4" width
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 : Pre 1910 item #1127470 (stock #0-ka026)
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A Volz type Hopi cottonwood doll depicting the Lenang Flute Kachina, circa 1901. With a flower headdress, painted necklace, carrying a rattle in the left hand and an ornament in the right, painted kilt and moccasins. On the back is a dance bustle with red horse hair and a kachina face in relief. Excellent Condition, with minor paint loss. 10 1/4" tall. About Volz: In 1901, an Indian trader named Frederick Volz sold 400 Hopi Kachina dolls to the Fred Harvey Company...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1910 item #1204577 (stock #0-ka032)
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A large, rare, Volz-type Hopi Kachina depicting the Two-Horned Deity, circa 1901. Case mask marked by back-swept horns, pothook eyes, and rainclouds painted on the cheeks. DIMENSIONS: 16 1/2" tall. Some history on Volz-type dolls: In 1901, an Indian trader named Frederick Volz sold 400 Hopi Kachina dolls to the Fred Harvey Company. These were the first dolls which were made specifically for the tourist market. Most of the major museums have these dolls in their collections, including The Heye...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1232442 (stock #0-ka033)
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A cottonwood Hopi Mudhead Kachina doll circa 1900. Depicting Koyemsi, the Mudhead Clown, of slightly attenuated form, arms hugging the torso, the case mask decorated with three circular attachments, representing gourds; painted with red, black and brown pigments. Description by Colton, 1949, p.59: "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 they are said to sing Zuni songs." 8 1/2" tall.