Vintage 70s Hopi Arthur Holmes Sr 18 White Bear Kachina Doll Native Made in USA. This is a magnificent and important vintage 1970s Hopi carved White Bear Kachina doll by famous Hopi master carver Arthur Holmes Sr. This sensational Hopi Powerful Healer White Bear (Hon) Katsina Doll was hand carved from premium grade cottonroot and hand painted with dyes from natural vegetation. The details and expression are simply amazing!
This fabulous work of art stands 18 tall on an arrow shaped base. It is unsigned but confirmed to be by Arthur Holmes Sr by his son Arthur Holmes Jr. This is a fabulous representation of the bear katsina with his leather cape and trim.
You can feel the power of this Katsina as he dances on his arrowhead-shaped base. A great older piece by a great Hopi carver. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Bear Katsina (Hon) is frequently distinguished only by color, such as white, black, blue or yellow. All Bear Katsinam are believed to be very powerful and capable of curing illness. They are also considered great leaders and warriors.
Bear Katsinam appear most often in the Soyohim or Mixed Dances of Springtime. Is the father and teacher of well-known Hopi carver Arthur Holmes Jr. Both have received recognition for their superb work in kachina carving. Highly sought after by collectors, both Arthur Sr. And his son keep busy producing some of the finest carvings available.Their work can only be found in the most discriminating collections, galleries and museums around the world. Arthur has a truly unique vision for realistic contemporary kachina carving which he has succesfully passed on to his son. As a Hopi Kachina Carver, Arthur Holmes, Sr.
Has often found that the pieces he carves will become what they want to become. Like his son, Arthur Sr. Is a very quiet person who enjoys carving in seclusion. This approach seems fitting since so much of the Kachina tradition involves a reverence for the natural and animal world.
This same regard for nature and the spiritual realm is reflected in Arthur's highly detailed and extremely realistic carvings. THIS IS A SPECTACULAR EARLIER WORK OF ART BY FAMOUS HOPI CARVER ARTHUR HOLMES SR.HIS REPRESENTATION OF THE GREAT WHITE BEAR (HON) KACHINA! TOP QUALITY AND HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE! A REAL STEAL AT THIS PRICE!
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