Here we have a vintage Kachina in a traditional Hopi style, carved from cottonwood and hand-painted. Although it is not signed, we know that it was made for the souvenir market, possibly one of the Route 66 gift or curio shops. I've sold several in this style, most Hopi, and often by a family of carvers with the surname "Pooley," who sold their wares at Pooley's Trading Post, which opened in 1949. I can't be certain that this piece is from that same family, but the style is very similar. This piece we estimate to have been made in the 1980s.
The kachina measures about 7" tall by just under 2-1/2" wide and 2" deep. Weighs 4.6 ounces.
A piece of Native culture.
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