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Native American Hopi Hemis Large Wood Kachina Katsina Doll Totem Sculpture 1800s

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A wonderfully hand-painted and decorated, monumental Native American Hopi Hemis Kachina Katsina doll/totem. Made from heavy wood this work features an elaborate headdress, called a tableta which can sometimes stretch half the totem's height. Kachina figures are traditionally believed to act as messengers between humans and the spirit world. The Hemis kachina is thought to represent prayers for crop fertility and appears at many of the ceremonies at the Hopi villages From a fine Southern California collection of Native American objects and artifacts. We believe it is from the late 1800s/early 1900s but the piece could be older. A relatively rare large-scale work with a great patina acquired by years of age and use. Would be a great addition to any Native American Kachina or artifacts collection or an eye-catching stand-alone accent piece in about any setting. Dimensions: 21.5" high, 11" wide, 3.5" deep.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 21.5 in (54.61 cm)Width: 11 in (27.94 cm)Depth: 3.5 in (8.89 cm)
  • Style:
    Native American (Of the Period)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    Late 1800s/ Early 1900s
  • Condition:
    In good vintage condition with natural organic loss of pigment/paint, cracking, and wear consistent with age, handling, and use (please see photos). Special and engaging overall.
  • Seller Location:
    Studio City, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2254335562922
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