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Rare Jimmie Kootz Hopi Kachina Puppet - Koshare

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1171355

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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. No regular accessories." DIMENSIONS: 7 3/8" tall (arms extended upward); 1 7/8" wide (at widest); 11" string drop.