Exceptionnelle Kachina Hibou
Hopi, Arizona, USA
Bois sculpté (cottonwood), cuir et pigments naturels
Hauteur : 22 cm
Ex collection George Terasaki, New York,
acquise dans les années 1960
Publiée dans « Classic Hopi and Zuni Kachina figures »,
Barton Wright, Andrea Portago,
Museum of New Mexico Press, 2006
Exhibition & Literature:
Museu Valencià d’Etnologia
(Ethnology Museum, Valencia, Spain)
“Beyond Hollywood: American Indian Identities”, June-December 2018
Illustrée dans : Mémoires d’une poupée Kachina, Editions Makassar – L’Enfance de l’Art, 2018
Prix : nous consulter
The Owl kachina incarnates justice and wisdom. It plays the role of the keeper of order in ceremonies, especially against clown kachinas. The latter indeed often try to upset the sequence of dances by provoking other dancers or by distracting the attention of the spectators.
Eminently poetic and touching, this kachina doll with its wide-open eyes – symbol of knowledge – wears a bow and quiver strung across its chest.
This exceptional 1880s figure belonged to George Terasaki (1931-2010), a passionate collector and outstanding dealer, who kept it in his collection from the 1960s until the end of his life.