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“Kachina” Mixed-Media Figure. $2,200. SOLD.

Kachina 2 Front

He is an elder among elders, a dancer, a long-haired spirit being. This figurative piece combines multiple natural elements with an inspiriting sense of motion to create a single dynamic, unifying form. Head and upper body are hand-crafted of sterling silver bearing images of power: His head bears the forces of the sacred directions; his body, elemental forces meeting in the sacred space. His lower body is a single very old piece of deer antler that diverges naturally into the two prongs that form his dancing legs. His traditional long hair is made of genuine horse hair, restored to him in the spirit world now full and dark. Like his namesakes in the spirit world, he wears an “eagle” feather at the back of his head (in this case, produced by one of our Barred Rock chickens and carried by the winds directly into Wings’s hands), accented by the brilliant blue and orange macaw feather used traditionally here. Both feathers and a rainbow-hued strand of old-style beads hang from the crown of his headdress, an old copper tube bead; he stands atop a cedar wood base. Entire piece stands 9.5″ high; figure alone, 5″ high excluding feather and base; feather adds another 3.5″ in height; base stands 2″ high by 3-3/8″ wide by 2-1/8″ deep (all dimensions approximate). Close-up and back view shown below.

Sterling silver; copper; feathers; old trade beads; horse hair; deer antler; cedar
$2,200 + shipping, handling, and insurance
Fragility requires special handling; extra shipping charges apply

Left View:

Kachina 2 Left Side

Right View:

Kachina 2 Right Side


Kachina 2 Back

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