Vintage Hopi Kachina Doll Koyemsi Double Mudheads Kykotsmovi Josh Hardy (Sr) AZ
Vintage signed 15.5" Hopi Kachina doll. Titled as "Koyemsi Mudheads" these were carved by Hopi native tribe member Quahongua (Josh Hardy Sr) from the village of Kykotsmovi in Navajo county, Arizona which is the home of the Hopi tribal government. The two mudhead figures are actually carved from wood and painted to look like clay.
The Koyemsi, or Mudhead Kachina, is a clown who may be seen in most Hopi ceremonies. Mudhead Kachinas drum, dance, play games with the audience, and may act as announcers for events. They often give prizes or rewards for the races and guessing games they organize. The term "mudhead" comes from their masks which have mud applied to them.
Marked on base: Koyemsi Mudheads carved by Quahongua Kykotsmovi, AZ, Josh Hardy Sr
label: J Hardy Sr "mudheads" NVJ
A great birthday or christmas gift or a fabulous addition to your native american kachina collection.
Mudheads measure 15.5“ tall by 7.5" deep by 6" wide and weighs 15.2oz.
This sculpture is in good condition considering its age and use. The large mudhead and baby mudhead appear to be missing a stick from their left hands (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
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