RARE 1920s ANTIQUE NAVAJO KACHINA with TABLITA & STAND LARGE NATIVE AMERICAN
RARE 1920s ANTIQUE NAVAJO KACHINA w/ TABLITA & STAND LARGE NATIVE AMERICAN. This is a very rare find. This is an antique Navajo kachina hand-carved out of a cottonwood limb. This kachina has been dated to around 1920 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, date and materials. This rare kachina falls into the Navajo folk art category. That being said, it is an incredible piece. This antique Native American kachina stands 21-1/2″ tall, approximately 4-1/2″ wide across the body, 9-1/8″ wide across the tablita and the body of this kachina is approximately 3″ deep. It measures 13 tall without the tablita in place. It has a feather ruff around its neck. It looks as though at one point the tablita (headdress) had been glued to the head of the kachina but has since come loose. The new owner can decide whether to leave the kachina the way it is or have it restored to where the tablita (headdress) is actually attached to the doll again. Bahti states that the doll had been painted with a type of old poster paint. He says the orange paint suggests a date of about 1920. The tablita was originally attached with store bought dowels (please see photos) and the circular elements of the tablita are hand-tied to the tablita board. One of the feet is chipped in back, please see photos. The wood has also chipped away around the earpieces in a few spots, but it still does a fine job of holding the tablita in place. This kachina has a few stains, some splits in the wood 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. This unique kachina was carved out of a cottonwood limb, it is incredibly thick and sturdy. I have included the metal stand in this sale. This kachina originally hung like the traditional ones do, but it presents quite nicely on the stand. This very 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 1920s ANTIQUE NAVAJO KACHINA with TABLITA & STAND LARGE 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 Limb
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Multi-Color