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Wilson Tewaquaptewa Hopi Kachina Doll with Feathers

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1197310

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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. DIMENSIONS 6" tall (not including feathers) x 2 1/4" wide at shoulders.