The Rainbow Kachina represents peace and harmony among tribes, and we couldn’t think of a better time to put a piece like this up for everyone to see!
Although we don’t know much about the artist, we do know this: she is a very talented individual.
Signed “Rainbow Kachina by Renee K. Davis Old Oraibi Village Hopi Tribe, Az”, this beautiful Kachina is a little different than most. Rather than being carved from the root of a cottonwood tree (one that has already died), this Kachina is constructed with an intricate weaving of yarns and ropes in a beautiful array of Southwestern colors around the central face of the Kachina.
The face is constructed of wood, painted with acrylic paint, and adorned with yarn and feathers – a bright focal point against the somewhat muted pallette of the weaving surrounding it.
Beautifully constructed by an artist we wish we knew more about, this wall hanging kachina is a much-needed message of peace and harmony in a stressful time.