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Hopi/Laguna Ray Jose Double Sided Shalako Kachina Doll - Palms Trading Company
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Hopi/Laguna Ray Jose Double Sided Shalako Kachina Doll

Hopi/Laguna Ray Jose Double Sided Shalako Kachina Doll


Artist: Ray Jose

1 in stock


Carved by hand by supremely talented Hopi/Laguna carver Ray Jose, this incredible kachina doll features a double sided Shalako.  The Shalako is considered the most magnificent of the Kachina, often towering seven or eight feet.  This particular Shalako piece showcases rows of feathers along the body on each side, covered along the shoulders with a shawl beautifully painted in red, green, black, and white geometric designs.  The feathers along the body give way to additional lovely hand painted designs just above the base, including step patterns and diamonds, in green, yellow, turquoise, red, and white.  The face of the shalako is painted pink with rectangular eyes on one side, and white with the same black eyes on the other, while the feathers attached to the forehead are painted orange, white, and black.  The shalako is finished with a large tableta surrounding the head, the top showcasing two red arrows and a single feather atop step designs, as well as one feather along each side pointed outward.  The tableta is vibrantly painted in turquoise, yellow, black, and white, finishing the piece beautifully. 12 1/2″ tall x 3 1/4″ wide.

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Weight 1 lbs