This is a rare piece by hopi artist Sterling, hand carved out of cotton wood. Measures 8″ tall by 6.5″ wide by 4.5 deep. When you watch a Hopi Kachina dance/ceremony you are seeing the Hopi People representing their gods. The type of dress, symbols, the motions are all part of personating a god. In the Zuni & Hopi Pueblo cultures everything is alive with a spirit. Those spirits represent evil or good and the Kachinas represent those spirits with the powers, the medicine. The Kachinas have been part of the Pueblo way of life for centuries and the symbols, motions, and dress are recognized by the People. Becoming an expert in the characteristics of the gods leads to the next natural step, recreating these gods in the arts. Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my store for more selections of authentic Native American jewelry and artifacts! If you like our products, please add me to your FAVORITES list or consider subscribing to our newsletter for updates on newly listed items, sales and special promotions! The item “Kwa (Eagle Dancer) Hopi Cottonwood Kachina Doll made by Famous Artist Sterling” is in sale since Friday, November 06, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Dolls & Kachinas”. The seller is “eagle-hearts” and is located in Not Specified. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Tribal Affiliation: Hopi