Pair of vintage 16 x 16" Navajo Alfred Watchman Kachina sand paintings Native American Indian art

$232.90 $274.00

Here we have a pair of sand paintings by well-known Navajo artist Alfred Watchman, of Sheep Springs, Tohatchi, New Mexico. These paintings are framed in solid oak with gray wash finish, and the family who owned them had them for more than 30 years old, although we estimate that they were made circa 1960s-70s. They are signed and titled (though not dated) on the back by the artist. I have found Watchman's works selling at auction for about $150 on the bottom end for a piece of this size, and his more colorful and ornate works are being offered for as high as $450 for a single piece about the size of one of these.

The two pictured here are titled "Two way birds and two way plants" and "Chiricahua." The artist signed both and indicated that the sands are natural colored rocks (grinded), and gave his location, Sheep Springs, Tohatchi, NM, which is Navajo reservation in the Four Corners region of the state. Each piece measures 16" x 16", and closer to 17-1/2" by 17-1/2" framed. One of the pieces, the "Chiricahua" with the large face, has some discoloration and staining, which you can see close up in Photo 5.

Beautiful traditional Native American art.

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