Kachina Doll - Shalako - Yellow CornThis Kachina Doll is called a Shalako, with the name "Yellow Corn" written on the wood bottom, Shalako refers to a Native American Indian dance ceremony. This kachina doll is hand carved from a cottonwood root, with intricate etching and is hand painted in beautiful, vibrant colors and unique patterns. This kachina doll was handcrafted by the Navajo artist T. Yazzie, stands just under 13 inches tall, on a 3 inch wooden base, with artist's initials on the bottom of the doll.
This kachina doll is intriging, the way it is shaped as if being blown by the wind, called "yellow corn", revealing a corn stalk in the center of its beautiful robes. The upper photo shows two 'yellow corn' Shalakos, some 'yellow corn' kachinas do not have corn showing. Click either photo for a larger image.
Kachina Doll - Shalako - Yellow Corn