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Large Signed Native American Hopi Original Mudhead Kachina Doll on Stand

$1,250

About the Item

A wonderfully hand-crafted/detailed and decorated Native American Hopi Mudhead Kachina doll. Quite an unusually large work. A striking piece overall. Hand-painted with leather and possibly turquoise (necklace) accompaniment. Hopi katsina figures, also known as kachina dolls, are figures carved, typically from cottonwood root by the Hopi people. Initially, kachina dolls were made to instruct young girls and new brides about katsinas or katsinam, the immortal beings that bring rain, control other aspects of the natural world and society, and act as messengers between humans and the spirit world. The Mudhead or Koyemsi figure is viewed as a clown/joker figure who is responsible for laughter and entertainment at Hopi dances and ceremonial events. He plays drums and games to keep his audience engaged. The piece is signed by the artist under the base. From an extensive collection of Native American objects and artifacts. Would be a great addition to any Native American art or Kachina collection or an eye-catching stand-alone accent piece in any setting. Dimensions: 27" high, 10" wide, 10" deep.
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    Height: 27 in (68.58 cm)Width: 10 in (25.4 cm)Depth: 10 in (25.4 cm)
  • Style:
    Native American (In the Style Of)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    20th Century
  • Condition:
    In very good vintage condition with light, if any natural wear consistent with age and use, and one of the figure's (the top figures) arms has come apart and needs repair (Please see photos. Should be an easy fix). A striking piece overall.
  • Seller Location:
    Studio City, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2254331313212

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