“Koshare”

$49.50

Description

This “master of the miniature painting” has portrayed one of the most recognizable kachinas in the midst of a dance.

Although Koshares are Pueblo clowns, generally busy burlesquing inappropriate behavior, here he is beating a drum, to accompany the dancers.

Koshare is shown, unusually, in one of his ceremonial guises, in this marvelously detailed watercolor and ink painting

All the details are amazingly naturalistic: Look at the way he painted the moccasins, the textures of the kilt, medicine bag, fingers, neck and knees.

Suspended in mid-step, the fringes on his legs and kilt swing with the motion of the dance.

The sunny background colors enliven the traditional black and white decoration of the kachina.

All original, and ready to frame.

 

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