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Hopi Unfinished Crow Mother Katsina Doll

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Carver Unknown
  • Category: Traditional
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo
  • Medium: wood
  • Size: 14-7/8” tall
  • Item # C3642F
  • Price: $950.00

This unfinished katsina doll was going to represent Crow Mother Katsina but, during carving, a section of the cape on the back side broke off so the carver abandoned the work.  The cylindrical shaft in her hands was going to be a bunch of yucca leaves.

 

This is an excellent example illustrating the process of kachina doll carving from a single piece of cottonwood root. 

 

Condition: unfinished

Recommended Reading: Classic Hopi and Zuni Kachina Figures by Barton Wright.  This book is currently not available from Adobe Gallery

Provenance: the original purchaser of the carving did not record the name of the carver.

During carving, a section of the cape on the back side broke off so the carver abandoned the work.

Carver Unknown
  • Category: Traditional
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo
  • Medium: wood
  • Size: 14-7/8” tall
  • Item # C3642F
  • Price: $950.00

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