Native American Hopi Carved Clown Katsina Doll with Toy Doll

Description
Native American Hopi Carved Clown Katsina Doll with Toy Doll by Dominic East
The Clown (Koshare) Summer Clown, is known by many other names, including Kaisale (Winter Clown), Tsuku (Second and Third Mesa), Koyaala, and Hano (First Mesa). The Clown has a complex ceremonial role, giving wisdom and advice as well as poking fun at unacceptable behavior. The Clown is said to be a glutton, always overdoing it whether he is making fun of the dancers, trying to get the children to behave during ceremonies, or commenting on Hopi behavior. They are generally amusing and do things that no Hopi or anyone else would want to be caught doing. They are often depicted with a watermelon, and many times they will have a toy doll either in their waistband behind them or as in this case leading the doll as if it is a child learning to walk. Dominic is a wonderful carver and this example of his work is sure to bring a smile.
Dimensions:
9 in. tall
SKU
Dominic East--9988
$1,000.00
In stock
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