This kachina is one of the old kachinas and is very seldom seen. He comes from a volcano near Flagstaff Arizona where he lives. He is most often seen during the winter night dances when the kachinas come to visit Hopi. He symbolizes clouds, rain, and life.
Measures: 6" (head) x 10 1/2"
'The traditional style Hopi Kachina doll carvings use homemade plant and mineral pigments, as well as a variety of feathers such as the pheasent, parrot, duck, and others. All dolls are carved from cottonwood tree root which I gather and collect. Every doll is unique and tells a story.'
Darance Chimerica has been carving for 13 years and resides in the village of Moenkopi Arizona member of the Hopi Tribe and of the Fire clan.