RARE VINTAGE NAVAJO BUTTERFLY MAIDEN KACHINA with STAND NATIVE AMERICAN
RARE VINTAGE NAVAJO BUTTERFLY MAIDEN KACHINA w/ STAND NATIVE AMERICAN. This is a very rare find. This is an antique Navajo kachina hand-carved out of a cottonwood representing the Butterfly Maiden of the Hopi Culture. This kachina has been verbally dated to around the 1930s 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, Butterfly Maiden kachina stands 12-1/4″ tall in the stand, 9-1/4″ wide across the her tablita (headdress) and approximately 4-1/4 wide across the body. This kachina has a lot of wear to it. This unique kachina was carved out of a cottonwood limb, it is incredibly thick and sturdy. One of the crosses on her tablita is broken off. She has stains, some splits in the wood, scratches and a lot of rub to it, but in spite of that, it is in remarkably good condition for a kachina that is nearly 100 years old. Bahti states he feels she was painted with an old style of poster paint. She 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 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 VINTAGE NAVAJO BUTTERFLY MAIDEN KACHINA with STAND NATIVE AMERICAN” is in sale since Wednesday, October 16, 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