Shalako Kachina Doll - ButterflyThis Kachina Doll is called a Shalako, with the name "Butterfly" written on the wooden bottom. Shalako refers to a Native American Indian dance ceremony performed by a Medicine Man or Spiritual leader. This kachina doll is hand carved from a cottonwood root, with intricate etching and then 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.
Our Shalako kachina dolls are carved from a bent root giving the effect of the priest being blown about by the wind. It is said that the priest climbs high upon a mesa to give thanks to God for abundant gifts. This Shalako kachina doll looks intriging, the natural way the cottonwood root is shaped as if holding it's robes tightly and is being blown by the wind, while in prayer. This Shalako kachina doll 'butterfly' is a one of a kind as are all of our shalako kachina dolls.
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Shalako Kachina Doll - Butterfly