Alosaka or Muy-ingwa is the god of germination or reproduction.
This carving dates from the late 19th to early 20th century and is unusual for it’s large size, 18”
Carving of a Hopi Clown, Late 19th - Early 20th Century
This Clown carving is 15” tall and is on it’s original Fred Harvey base, with the, “Made In The Hopi Villages” tag. It was in the collection of Sidney Burr Brinckerhoff who was the Executive Director of the Arizona Historical Society. There were a number of these early “Action” Kachinas carved at the end of the 19th century. This carving wonderfully mimics the exaggerated postures and antics of the Hopi clowns.
Ho-o'-te Kachina, Late 19th - Early 20th century H: 12"
This unusual kachina has a Voltz like shape with the long exaggerated torso and arms. These dolls were carved for a trader named Voltz at the end of the 19th century. This kachina differs from the Voltz carvings in that it does not have the cloth costumes or accouterments. The doll was purportedly collected by a Sauk Fox chief by the name of Whistler at the turn of the 19th-20th century.
Snake Dancer Carving, 1920s
Wonderfully detailed this carving is 19” tall. One carver or family
of carvers produced these snake dancers from the late 19th century to the 1930s. They must have been primarily carved for outsiders visiting the Hopi villages during the snake dances.
Malo Kachina, Early 20th century
This kachina dates from the 1920s to 1930s . Height 10”
Hopi Clown Carving, Late 19th-Early 20th Century, H:10"
Another wonderful early Hopi Clown Carving. He has a very mischievous grin.
Ngayayataga Kachina, 1920-1930s, H: 10 1/2"
This is a Rain Messenger Kachina, The feathers are legal replacements.