Description

The kachina dolls made by the Hopi, the native inhabitants of what is now Northeastern Arizona, represent benevolent spirits that reside on sacred mesas and mountains. Often carved from dried cottonwood roots, such figures would have been given to children as part of their religious training and are revered as intermediaries between supernatural and worldly realms.


DESIGNER/

Hopi Tribe

DATE/

1900

MATERIALS/

Cottonwood root, pigments

DIMENSIONS/

24.765 x 6.985 x 40.64 cm

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

United States

SHIPS FROM/

Santa Fe

$35,000

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