This beautiful representation of a Shalako Maiden, or Salakmana, is carved entirely of cottonwood by hand by Hopi/Laguna artist Raphael Jose. Salkmana is identifiable by the terraced symbols of clouds and lightning in her headdress, which connect her with rains and abundance. A corn cob across her forehead, from which protrudes detailed feather, refers to productive crops and harvests. The headdress and face are painted colorfully in turquoise, yellow, purple, black, red, and yellow, showcasing a beautiful array, while she wears a stunning necklace in turquoise and tan around her neck. A shawl covers her shoulders, painted only at the top a in green and black with white accents and on the bottom in green, black, white, turquoise, red, and yellow, creating a beautiful diamond pattern of clouds and rain. Feathers cover nearly the entire remainder of her body, while her long black hair extends downward along the shawl. 15″ tall x 4 1/4″ wide x 4 1/4″ deep.