Hopi Clay Figure


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This is a version of the Hemis Kachina, shown as an abstract dancer. The Hemis kachina is a fertility figure, related to ripening crops.

While the face, ruff, and headdress (Tablita) are detailed, the non-realistic, swirled body, creates a sense of other-worldliness.

It gives the impression of a being wearing a blanket with dramatic and graceful folds.

The combination of earthy, natural clay colors, and textures – the polished blanket, the incised feathers and ruff, the matte finish in some of the painted parts – add to the play of movement.

It looks as if it just whirled in on the wind, yet there is a quiet strength about the figure.

It is dynamic and serene at the same time, as befits a celestial being and a majestic sculpture.

Inquire about the price reduction: a piece of the headdress was cracked, then glued. This can be seen in the close up photo



Additional information


Vegetal Paint, Natural Handmade Clay and Clay Slips


10" H x 3 1/2" W x 3 1/8" deep