Large Navajo Wood Doll / Kachina

Item: 971

Origin: Navajo
Date: First half 20th century
Media: Cottonwood
Dimensions: 18″ tall, 4.5″ wide

Description:  This is a dancing man made out of cottonwood.  He is wearing a breech cloth painted in blue.  His knees are bent, showing a dancing pose. The upper body has either a shirt or sash around the neck and over the shoulders. This is white and blue.  The body is painted a flesh colored pink from head to toe.   His right hand likely once held a dance item or weapon, as the hand is empty with its grip, but something was once there.   The face is well articulated with inset eyes, mouth and protruding nose.   This is an odd and somewhat intense doll and its large size makes it all the more so.

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Condition: Condition is original with no restoration.

Provenance: From a private collection in Albuquerque, NM

Price: 2250

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