RARE 1930s/ EARLY 40s ERA ANTIQUE NAVAJO CORN KACHINA with STAND NATIVE AMERICAN
September 16, 2019
RARE 1930s/ 40s ERA ANTIQUE NAVAJO CORN KACHINA w/ STAND NATIVE AMERICAN. This is a very rare find. This is an antique Navajo kachina hand-carved out of a cottonwood representing one of the Corn Kachina. This kachina has been dated to around the 1930s/ early 40s by Mark Bahti of Bahti Indian Arts of Tucson and Santa Fe, paperwork will be included. The paperwork from Mark Bahti constitutes a professional analysis of the kachina, tribe and materials. This rare kachina falls into the Navajo folk art category. That being said, it is an incredible piece. This antique Native American, Corn kachina stands approximately 9-1/2″ tall in the stand, approximately 9-1/4″ tall out of the stand, approximately 4″ wide across the body and approximately 3″ deep including the nose. The body area is approximately 1-1/2 deep. One of the hands is missing and one of the feet has been glued back together, please see photos. Bahti feels this kachina was painted with one of the original type of poster paints and that the green paint is a type of mineral paint. The ruff was constructed out of a very old washcloth, cotton yarn for the belt that appears to be homespun. He did not state what he thought the skirt material was. There are very old feathers inserted into the top of the head for hair, most of which have rubbed away or broken off over the years. This kachina has a few stains, some splits in the wood, scratches and some rub to it, but in spite of that, it is in remarkably good condition for a kachina that is nearly 100 years old. It was originally designed to be hung by the neck as traditional Hopi kachinas are, but I have included a stand for your convenience. It can be displayed either way. This unique kachina was carved out of cottonwood This rare kachina would be an outstanding addition to any Western or Native American collection! Don’t forget to take a look at our other sales for more unique items. The item “RARE 1930s/ EARLY 40s ERA ANTIQUE NAVAJO CORN KACHINA with STAND NATIVE AMERICAN” is in sale since Wednesday, July 31, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American”. The seller is “past_impressions” and is located in Sahuarita, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Maker: Unknown
- Material: Cottonwood
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Multi-Color