Seated Koshare Clown with Watermelon and Piki [SOLD]


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Fletcher Healing

Fletcher Healing signatureFletcher Healing was the grandson of Annie Healing Nampeyo and great-grandson of Nampeyo of Hano. Unlike the rest of the Hopi Pueblo family members, he was not a potter but chose to carve Katsina dolls.  He was known for making these seated clowns whose legs hang over from the shelf.

Piki Bread at a hotel restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico This clown has corn husks attached to his head covering, wears a shell and bead necklace, a bracelet on his left arm, carries a slice of watermelon in one hand and a roll of piki (see image right) in the other.

We originally purchased this Seated Koshare Clown with Watermelon and Piki in March 2005, sold it to a client at that time, and now have it back for re-sale.


Condition: original condition

Provenance: from a client who lives in Santa Fe

Recommended Reading: Hopi Katsina: 1,600 Artist Biographies by Gregory and Angie Schaaf

Fletcher Healing
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