One piece hand-carved and painted Eagle Dancer Kachina by Hopi artist Michael Talahytewa. Michael has carved this masterpiece from one piece of cottonwood root including the base, the feather and the bells on his legs. The motion is spectacular with one arm up and one going down and his right leg up in the air in a dancing motion.
Michael was born in Tuba City and grew up in Moencopi. AZ on the Hopi reservation where he still resides today. He grew up with his parents Stacy Sr. and Louise and his 3 brothers and 8 sisters. Colleen, Bobby, and Elsie Talahytewa are also very good Hopi Kachina carvers. Michael started carving when he was 15 years old. He was inspired by his father who he use to watch carve.
One piece Hopi Kachina carving takes a lot of time, concentration, imagination, and patience to create the finest quality by hand. Michael is also very involved with the day to day life of the village and the dances.
Doll Height is 14″ and Overall Height is 17-1/2″
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