Hand-painted wood carved Pottery Head beauties are adorned with leather, cloth and feathers. The Mudhead Kachina or The Koyemsi, is a clown who may be seen in most Hopi ceremonies. The term "Mudhead" comes from their masks which have mud applied to them, all made of Pottery in this case which is basically mud.
They drum, dance and play games with their audience. The representation of the Deities are clothed in. Leather and paint decorated body & painted Pottery head. This tree is mounted on a wood base and accents the natural aspect of this carved wood figurines and the actual tree part they sit in.
This masterful piece measures 22 tall. " Wide x about 7" in diam at the base.
It's a really good Rare one cuz its hard to find them this fancy and 4 figures seated in a tree! The bottom of the round wooden base is written Mud Head Tree by A. This is probably from the 90's or early 2000's. If I could, I would take them off to pack this as it's gonna be a bear.Should one of the guys come off during the transit that I have no control over, please just hot glue it back in place. I will pack it well to avoid this, but the gorillas.... My descriptions are solely there to assist buyers finding the items and are not a guaranteed accurate description of the item in all cases.
I cannot be responsible if a feather falls out during transport or a piece of fur hair drops, these are old. If you do need information I have neglected to include, please don't hesitate to ask any questions.The item "RARE AWESOM NATIVE AMERICAN HOPI POTTERY & WOOD 4 MUDHEAD KACHINA TREE A R SMITH" is in sale since Wednesday, March 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Dolls & Kachinas". The seller is "mstiques" and is located in Bernalillo, New Mexico.
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