Ernest Chapella (? – 1997)

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Ernest Chapella, Hopi Pueblo, passed away tragically in 1997.  Chapella was an outstanding carver of katsina dolls and it is unfortunate he is no longer with us.  He was producing dolls at a time when one-piece carvings were the exception and not the average.  His carvings are not of the one-piece style but the anatomy and facial features are well above average.



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