Carved by Hopi/Laguna artist Ray Jose, this impressive kachina doll was created from a single piece of cottonwood root. It showcases a Badger, who stands atop a wall and in front of a wooden ladder, as if emerging from the kiva. The badger features feathers atop its head, both upright and protruding forward, its teeth bared and mouth protruding outward from its face. The badger extends one arm in front of itself, that hand holding a rattle, while the opposite arm rests near its side, that hand holding a bow. The badger is gorgeously accented in turquoise, white, black, green, red, and brown details along its carved clothing, face, neck, and feet. Badger kachinas are said to cure the sick and pray for the growth of healing herbs given to him. 13″ tall x 4 1/8″ wide x 5″ deep.