Hopi Pueblo Wolf - Kweo Katsina Doll [SOLD]


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This carving of a Wolf Katsina was purchased by the current owner from Indian Territory in Tucson, Arizona in 1970.  It is not signed with the name of the carver, but it was made by a competent carver of katsina dolls.

This example of the Wolf Katsina was beautifully carved with accurate body proportion, good stance, and an excellent mask.  He wears a loincloth made of leather and painted to resemble a Hopi sash. His skirt is red yarn. A leather bandolier crosses his chest and back and is adorned with small sea shells.  His moccasins are carved and were embellished with leather fringe. In the left hand is a stick embellished with yarn and feathers and in his right hand is a gourd rattle. A beautiful array of feathers adorns the face mask and a fur ruff encircles his neck.

Condition: this Hopi Pueblo Wolf - Kweo Katsina Doll is in very good condition

Provenance: from the extensive collection of katsina dolls from a family from Oklahoma

Recommended Reading: Kachinas a Hopi Artist’s Documentary by Barton Wright with original paintings by Cliff Bahnimptewa

Close up view of the Katsina Doll face.


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