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Hopi/Laguna Ray Jose Ogre Kachina Doll

Hopi/Laguna Ray Jose Ogre Kachina Doll


Artist: Ray Jose (Signed Gai-Nah-Ne)

1 in stock


Intricately and expertly carved, this Ogre kachina was created by Hopi/Laguna artist Ray Jose.  The piece is carved from a single piece of cottonwood root and showcases incredible details throughout.  The ogre stands on a cottonwood base painted in blue and black with weather and star patterns, while the ogre itself stands tall, one arm down by its side and the other outstretched in front of him.  He holds a knife in one hand and a yucca branch in the other, while its lower half is covered by swaths of “fabric” carved of wood and a shawl is draped over one shoulder.  The ogre’s face is entirely black and features white accents, while feathers rest atop its head protruding forward as well as upward.  Ogres are considered disciplinarians in Hopi culture, often of children.  10 1/2″ tall x 4 1/2″ wide.

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Weight 1 lbs