Hopi Native American Indian Kachina Katsina Wood Doll Spirit- Snake Dancer Viper For SaleYOU MAY RETURN THIS ITEM FOR ANY REASON IF YOU NOTIFY ME WITH INTENT TO RETURN WITHIN THREE DAYS OF ITEM'S ARRIVAL AT YOUR HOUSE, AND YOU SHIP BACK WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS VIA USPS PRIORITY MAIL (I do not agree with 's 14 day return policy). I SHIP WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS OF YOUR PAYMENT - I work full time and can only typically ship on Saturday mornings.
Here is a rare and old, c1935 (1930-1940), authentic and well made HOPI CHUSONA or SNAKE DANCER KACHINAwhich is in excellent condition for age (some wear/tear, paint loss, and a crack at shoulder- see pics), which displays very well as is! This Kachina is expertly carved, painted and created by a Hopi Native American Kachina Carver / Maker.
This a fine looking Kachina, with a quality paint job and expert carving, there is a nice patina from age and he has plenty of character. He is made from solid Cottonwood Tree Wood, standing about 9" tall, and about 4 1/2" wide at fists. There is some wear as expected from age/use(wear/paint/feather loss, and a crack in shoulder and a foot), regardless of wear, a valuable and uncommon Hopi Kachina Snake Society Dancer. Please Note the detail, the carving, paint job, as well as the leather and wool (snake is made from old hand carded wool) accoutrements!
The Kachinas are spirits who live in the San Francisco Peaks (an "extinct" volcano) near Flagstaff, Arizona, they come down at certain times of the year to interact in their various forms with the Hopi People on the three ancient Mesa Pueblos. You can visit the Hopi Mesas to see them dance in their human form, there is even a hotel there now - see the Hopi This is an old c1935 (1930-1940) SNAKE DANCER Hopi Kachina, and specifically a CHUSONA KACHINA from First Mesa. The Snake Dancers from Third Mesa are called TSUAH. This Chusona is a Carrier of the Rattle Snake, versus the Hugger which follows the Carrrier. Non-Hopi typically can not watch the Snake Dance Ceremony anymore - although I was fortunate to see a Snake Dancer Ceremony as a teenager on First Mesa during the style="font-weight: normal; ">The body is carved from a single piece of the traditional Cottonwood - a tree that grows in washes and canyons where water is more carved and painted by a master Hopi Kachina carver/maker - a true and classic Kachinas / Snake Dancer Society Personage
Excellent condition for age and a true ANTIQUE ollector's item!!!!
AND .99 CENT START - a rare and older Kachina in excellent condition!!!!
Guaranteed authentic 1935 range Hopi Kachina, I have close up pics to help viewers with authentication.
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