Signed 2002 Arthur Oso Jr 11" Hopi Kachina Doll Crow Katsina Cottonwood PolaccaAK019
Signed 2002 Arthur Oso Jr 11" Hopi Kachina Doll Crow Katsina Cottonwood from Polacca AZ
This is an authentic hand-carved and hand-painted 11" Hopi Kachina doll by renowned Hopi artist Arthur Oso Jr. It was carved and signed by the artist in 2002 in Polacca, Arizona. The figure depicts one of the hundreds of Kachina spirits of Hopi religious beliefs. Kachina dolls represent these spirits and are used to teach Hopi children about their culture and traditions. This particular doll features intricate details, symbols, and colors specific to the Kachina it depicts.
The doll is carved from the root of the cottonwood tree and painted using traditional Hopi pigments and dyes. It is signed "Arthur Oso Jr 2002" on the bottom.
This piece is part of a private collection that is being sold (watch for more pieces in the near future). The owner's father purchased many of his Hopi artwork pieces, over a forty year period, with many directly from the Native American artists/potters.
Approx. Size: 10-7/8" T x 4-5/8" W x 3-7/8" D
Approx. Weight: 7.8 ozs
Sold as is. No warranty from the Seller. No Returns.
CONDITION NOTE: Used, but in very good vintage condition. This piece does not appear to have any chips, cracks, hairlines, or repairs that I can see (see pictures). This Katsina has vibrant colors (see pictures). Since these are vintage pieces of art, they do come with natural imperfections and discolorations that add to their character (zoom into photos to look for any imperfections), and there may be some signs of wear or age that are typical for an item of its age. Does not come with any original boxes, packaging, or any related paperwork. Will be packed carefully and insured for safe shipping. See detailed (zoom-able) pictures to know what you are purchasing.
SHIPPING NOTE: Katsina dolls are fragile by nature and may be broken in transit. I will do my best to pack it efficiently and carefully, however due to their fragility, transit damage may be unavoidable in some cases. Please keep this in mind when purchasing katsina dolls online for shipping. Luckily, katsina dolls do not decrease in value when repaired and can usually be repaired in the comfort of your home using a mixture of wood and super glue for smaller, clean breaks. For more extensive repairs from transit damage, contact an expert.
Release Date or Age of Item:
The doll is dated 2002, so it is 22 years old.
Short Biography of the Carver:
Arthur Oso Jr was a third-generation Hopi carver from the village of Polacca, Arizona. He began carving at a young age and was known for his meticulous attention to detail and his ability to capture the essence of Hopi Katsinam in his work. Oso Jr's dolls are exhibited in museums and private collections around the world, and he is considered one of the most important Hopi carvers of his generation.
- Hopi Kachina doll
- Arthur Oso Jr
- Crow Katsina
- Polacca AZ
- Native American art
- Southwest art
- Hopi Kachina Doll
- Signed 2002
- Hopi Art
- Cottonwood Sculpture
- Native American Carving
- Tribal Collectible
- Southwest Folk Art
- cottonwood root carving
NOTE: If you would like to see all the vintage artwork I currently have listed, please check out this eBay Store category to watch for more pieces being added over the coming weeks/months: https://www.ebay.com/str/quantumonlinesalesservices/Artwork/_i.html?store_cat=43288705011