Kachina Doll - Shalako - White CornThis Kachina Doll is named "White Corn" it is a Shalako, which refers to a Native American Indian dance ceremony. This Navajo 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 13 3/4 inches tall, on a 3 inch wooden base, with artist's initials on the bottom of the doll. At the center of this kachina doll is a stalk of "White Corn", with tears in his eyes, this Shalako is praying.
The Shalako dance is performed on a mesa, giving thanks for a plentiful year and abundant harvest. The artist used the root's natural bends and curves, capturing the dancer holding its robes tightly around itself as it moves in the wind on top of the mesa. These kachina dolls are beautiful, this perticular doll has golds, blues, green and red coloring with a white corn at the center. Each doll is unique in its etching and coloring, creating a one of a kind collectable.
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Shalako - Kachina Doll - White Corn