He wears pine boughs and berries on his head, around his neck is a fabric scarf. His wrist and legs are both adorned with black yarn. He carries yucca whips of wood. This kachina, in his stance and the carving and painting of the striped robe, is amazing.
This version with the long robe is the Second Mesa version. Stands at about 14 1/2 tall.
A great older piece by Arthur Holmes Sr! Is the Sweet Cornmeal-Tasting Mudhead who demands the girls grind corn. 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. Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my. Store for more selections of authentic Native American arts and collectibles! We offer the highest quality hand carved kachinas made by the most elite and famous carvers of each respective tribe!
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We try our best to present the item as accurately as possible, but due to the effects of photo lighting, camera settings or computer monitor settings, the actual color may vary slightly than pictured. Thank you and God Bless!Please allow up to 10 days for transit time, depending on your location. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Dolls & Kachinas". The seller is "pizzazz307" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.