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"Palakwai" THOMAS, OTIS (1925-1985)

"Palakwai" THOMAS, OTIS (1925-1985)

A beautiful Eagle Dancer Kachina. Great detail work by the artist.

A beautiful Eagle Dancer Kachina. Great detail work by the artist.

A Navajo bracelet: Raymond Yazzie. Comprising a 14 karat gold cuff band, narrowing slightly at each end, inset with over 650 individually cut and polished inlays of coral, turquoise and lapis lazuli, worked to depict a traditional Navajo Yei figure, standing with prayer feathers hung from his arms, placed on a mosaic background that tapers towards a central mask resembling a Hopi Sun kachina, complemented by a carved lightning bolt, raincloud motif, and horned globe, the top perimeter with a…

A Navajo bracelet: Raymond Yazzie. Comprising a 14 karat gold cuff band, narrowing slightly at each end, inset with over 650 individually cut and polished inlays of coral, turquoise and lapis lazuli, worked to depict a traditional Navajo Yei figure, standing with prayer feathers hung from his arms, placed on a mosaic background that tapers towards a central mask resembling a Hopi Sun kachina, complemented by a carved lightning bolt, raincloud motif, and horned globe, the top perimeter with a…

Masques Hopis : la vente à Paris maintenue

Masques Hopis : la vente à Paris maintenue

Kachinas have long been a tradition in the American Southwest and are central to the religion and mythology of the Pueblo Indians, particularly the Hopi who live in Arizona. Kachinas, called a "tihu" by the Hopi, are considered sacred spirits. Each elaborately carved wooden doll is adorned with the costumes and masks that bears a portion of the individual kachina spirit's power.

Kachinas have long been a tradition in the American Southwest and are central to the religion and mythology of the Pueblo Indians, particularly the Hopi who live in Arizona. Kachinas, called a "tihu" by the Hopi, are considered sacred spirits. Each elaborately carved wooden doll is adorned with the costumes and masks that bears a portion of the individual kachina spirit's power.

Très rare et exceptionnel masque heaume Antilope Pueblo, Southwest, U.S.A Circa 1900/1910

Très rare et exceptionnel masque heaume Antilope Pueblo, Southwest, U.S.A Circa 1900/1910

Buffalo Kachina Doll, Zuni Culture. ca. 1875  the most powerful among all kachina dolls, who protects and can rid the bad of evil thoughts.

Buffalo Kachina Doll, Zuni Culture. ca. 1875 the most powerful among all kachina dolls, who protects and can rid the bad of evil thoughts.

MONDOBLOGO: too sacred to sell: the hopi mask controversy

MONDOBLOGO: too sacred to sell: the hopi mask controversy

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