Created in 1998 by Hopi carver Bryan Kewenvoyowma, this beautiful Kachina doll depicts “Nakiachop,” or Silent Warrior. There are different accounts of Silent Warrior and its meaning among both First and Third Mesa, and it’s quite possible that this is a kachina that is becoming or is now extinct. This iteration of the Silent Warrior features a brightly painted face with black eyes and mouth, detailed feathers surrounding it. The kachina’s cloak is painted in green and black along the edges, while he holds what appears to be a bell in one hand and a leaf, or branch, in the other. The heel of one foot is slightly lifted off the ground, as though the Warrior is moving forward, and his clothing is finished in red, black, and white. 11 7/8″ tall x 4″ wide.