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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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1232445 (stock #0-ka035)
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A small Hopi Kachina doll, possibly depicting Samawutaqa, circa 1930-1940. Description of Samawutaqa from Colton, 1949, p. 61: "Appears in Mixed Kachina Dance. This is said to be the only kachina that the Tewa people brought with them from the Rio Grande to Hano about 1700." 7" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1910 item #1242251 (stock #0-ka036)
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A medium-sized Kachina doll hand carved by Wilson Tewaquaptewa circa 1910. With painted details, arms forward, and double-vertical tableta. 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)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1910 item #1242253 (stock #0-ka037)
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A medium-sized Hopi Kachina doll hand carved by Wilson Tewaquaptewa circa 1910. With painted details, carved arms, attached protruding ears and tableta. 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)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1367731 (stock #0-ka038)
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A Hano style clown attributed to the carver Wilson Tewaquotewa(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 Kachinas 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 #1253629 (stock #0-ka039)
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A hand carved cottonwood Hopi Kachina Doll, representing a variant of the Kwasus Alektaqa Kachina, circa 1880. Provenance: Harrisburg, PA - collection acquired in 1940s from Arizona University. 11" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1266201 (stock #0-ka040)
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Black case mask with diamond shaped eyes, mouth showing teeth, and a beard. Cloth or fur ruff. Breech clout, body covered with antelope, sheep, or goat skin, with hair on, red moccasins. Black horizontal stripes on lower legs and forearms. Carries bow in right hand, and a quiver full of arrows over left shoulder. Appears in ordinary kachina dances, in Mixed Kachina Dance, and separately as a warrior. He is supposed to have been derived from the Walapai Indians...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1266204 (stock #0-ka041)
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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 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. Circa 1920. 9 1/4 inches in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1284647 (stock #0-ka043)
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-Hopi Wood Polychrome Kachina Doll -Bison Maiden Kachina Doll -Mosairu Kachina Buffalo Girl -Height: 9 1/4 inches -C.1920 - The Buffalo Dance my be given during the interval between the Soyal or Solistice Ceremony and the Powamu or Bean Dance. Usually, two girls and two boys dance as Buffalo and Buffalo Girl accompanied by a large male chorus. It is one of the dances most frequently seen off reservation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1284654 (stock #0-ka044)
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-Hopi Polychrome Wood Kachina Doll -Rare Variant either Red Fox Kachina(Sikyataqa A Runner) or Chipmunk Kachina (Kona A Runner) -Red Fox Kachina : Yello sack mask with feathers on top of head. Rag ruff, Breech Clout. Yellow body paint. He carries a yucca leaf whip to whip his victims. Chipmunk Kachina : Yellow Case mask with tube mouth, with black, white, and red vertical stripes on back similar to those on the head. He carries a yucca leaf whip and whips his victims...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1285666 (stock #0-ka045)
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-Hopi Polychrome kachina doll by Wilson Tewaquaptewa -One of the earliest works of Wilson Tewaquaptewa c.1915-1920 -Height: 12 and 1/4 inches -Wilson 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)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1289201 (stock #0-ka046)
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Hopi Polychrome Wood Rügan Kachina Doll *Rügan Rasp Kachina -A class of male kachinas that come in groups, accompanied by the Corn Maidens, who play on rasp musical instruments. There are said to be various types who have the same songs but my informants could not name or describe them all. The feather headdress made of four eagle feathers, two projecting horizontally above each ear, seems to be characteristic of all kachinas called Rügan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1290933 (stock #0-ka048)
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*Hemis Kachina : Case mask, of which half of the face is painted green and the other half pink, or it may be all white. Surmounted by an elaborate tableta painted with phallic and cloud symbols. Douglas fir ruff. Kilt, sash, woman's belt, fox skin, red moccasins. Hank of blue yarn across one shoulder and chest. Body painted in black corn smut with light colored half moons. Carries rattle and sprig of Douglas fir...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1293942 (stock #0-ka049)
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It's a variant of the Butterlfy Kachina from Jemez that went to Zuni before it reached the Hopi. Its name is Poli Sio Hemis. White and red case mask, tableta similar to Hemis Kachina except for the addition of a tube mouth. White kilt, sash, etc. White,red, and yellow body paint. Ordinary Kachina dance. White and black eagle feathers painted on the tableta. Height:15.5'' Width (shoulder to shoulder) :4.5'' C.1900
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1293945 (stock #0-ka050)
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An animated clown in motion with his hands raised above his head. Height: 10.25" c.1930
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1309055 (stock #0-ka053)
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- Green case mask with black 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. - Provenance: Dorothy Lo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1309058 (stock #0-ka054)
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-Hopi Salako Mana Salako Maiden Infant Type -White face mask with elaborate tableta with cloud symbols; chin painted with all colors radiating from center of red inverted U-shaped mouth. Body built up tall on a frame covered with eagle feathers and a wedding robe; green moccasins. No accessories. At a Salako ceremony, which is very rarely given, a male and a female figure take part. The dance was at Shungopovi in 1936, 1952, and 1957. Marionettes representing this kachina take part in Doll Dan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1309060 (stock #0-ka055)
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-She wears a white sack mask with red spots painted on her cheeks, fox skin ruff, woman’s dress, and maiden’s shawl. She may be barefooted or wear white boots. She usually carries a gourd filled with water. She is said to be the mother of all the kachinas, and is a principal actor in the Water Serpent Ceremony. She may appear at other ceremonies such as the Niman Kachina Dance. --Provenance: Dorothy Louise Luhrs PHD. 1910-1972, UNM/ School of Field Research. -Height: 8 inches -Width: 3...