Signed Hopi Clayton Kaniatobe 16" Kachina Doll Velvet Skirt Katsina CottonwoodAK006
Signed Hopi Clayton Kaniatobe 16" Kachina Doll Velvet Skirt Katsina Cottonwood
This exquisite Hopi Kachina Doll is a true masterpiece by the renowned artist, Clayton Kaniatobe. I have been told by the current owner, this doll is intricately carved from a single piece of cottonwood root (except for some ornamentation), and features a beautifully detailed and colorful velvet skirt. The signature of the artist, Clayton Kaniatobe, is penned on the base of the doll. The doll is in "Excellent" condition and has been well-preserved over the years.
Clayton Kaniatobe was born in 1960 and has been active carving since 1995. He resides at Mishongnovi on Second Mesa on the Hopi Reservation in northern Arizona. Best I can figure, is this piece is vintage circa 1980's-1990's.
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.
Sold as is. No warranty from the Seller. No Returns.
CONDITION NOTE: Used, but in excellent mint vintage condition. This piece does not appear to have any chips, cracks, hairlines, or repairs that I can see or feel and with vibrant colors (see pictures). Ultraviolet examination also did not reveal any cracks or repairs. 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.