Traditional Hopi Hilili Kachina, carved by Hopi artist Kevin Chavarria.
Dried cottonwood root is carved, painted decorated with feathers, fur, horsehair and corn husks.
A carved snake and sea shell bandolier are harder to see.
This magnificent old style tihu stands or hangs 18" tall.
The exaggerated bend represent the dance move of the"snake like" dancer.
Kevin has been saving this dried root for the perfect carving!