Larry Melendez

Larry Melendez (1960s- ) is from Sichomovi, First Mesea, AZ. He is is Butterfly and Badger Clan. Larry is the son of Thelma Denet (potter) and Mario Melendez. He is the brother of Tammy Denet and Manuel Denet Chavarria Jr. (carver). He was a student of Fred Ross. Larry has gotten many awards for his Old Style Traditional Katsinam. Many of his pieces harken back to the Route 66 Katsinam that were so popular in the 1960s. These carvings have the larger feet and thick legs, resembling the old clothespin kachinas. Larry does clean work and uses traditional materials.

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