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Early Hopi Heheya Kachina

An old Hopi flat or “cradle” kachina. With the corn cob on his forehead, I believe this is Heheya. Definitely made for use rather than for sale, he is carved of cottonwood and painted with mineral pigments. The fluff on his head is fur on hide, probably rabbit. He was made with one non-traditional element that must have just fulfilled the need at that moment. The wrap around his neck is foam rubber with a black fabric covering.

He measures 10″ tall by 5 3/4″ ear to ear and his head is about 2 1/4″ deep. The katsina is in very good old condition. The fabric wrap is holey and there are bits of paint missing.

$275.00


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