1282-118 "Female Deer Kachina by David Harvey, Walpi Village"
Hopi Kachina ; Essentially One - Piece Carving (except the small feathers on the3 head dress hanging down)
Hand Carved from Cottonwood Root
According to Kachinas by Barton Wright the Deer Dancer "has power over the rain, and of course, when he dances, he is a prayer for increase of deer.
"Usually when a group of these dancers appear they are accompanied by a Wolf or Mountain Lion Kachina as a side dancer. Presumably the first Deer Kachinas were brought from Awatovi, which may be correct as they retain a strong Rio Grande appearance.
"The position that this kachina usually assumes when he dances is that of bending forward at the waist and resting the front part of the body upon the short stick that is carried in his hands."
- Barton Wright, Kachinas: a Hopi Artist's Documentary (166)
Due to the fragile nature of kachina dolls, we do not guarantee they will not break during shipping. We do our best to pack them well, but due to their fragile nature and even with the best packing, small pieces can break. If you are purchasing kachina dolls, please keep this in mind.