A towering Shalako Maiden comprises the majority of this stunning kachina doll carving by Hopi/Laguna artist Ray Jose. The Shalako Maiden, said to be the most magnificent of the Kachina dolls, towers seven feet high according to Hopi tradition and is said to bring rain. This iteration features a maiden with a large tableta featuring arrows representing lightning on each side, painted in turquoise, red, yellow, black, purple, pink and green. Her face features each of the aforementioned colors painted along the bottom half and down onto her neck, while a green, purple and white bordered shawl is wrapped around her shoulders. Cascading feathers run down the maiden’s body, and she stands next to a wooden ladder, where at the top on one side, a beautiful, large butterfly rests. The butterfly is finished in many of the same colors as the maiden, including purple, yellow, black and white, complementing her nicely. 15 1/2″ tall x 5 1/2″ wide x 3 1/2″ deep.