This offer is for a truly magnificent work of art in the form of a Kachina Doll by Cynthia Whitehawk, a Native American Apache of Cochise, Arizona.
The doll,which represents a "Medicine Man" stands about 37 inches tall with the body being constructed of heavy, rolled sheet Copper and which is wrapped in white Buckskin leather and animal furs. The stunning mask and feather headdress are also made from sheet Copper with an applied patina. The doll is adorned in an array of fabulous jewelry consisting of a necklace of genuine Turquoise, glass and metal beads, a very beautiful 3-tiered waist belt of glass, metal and bone (?) beads, and ankle bracelets of glass, metal and bone beads, and the upper garment fringes are decorated with glass and brass beads also.
The base of sheet copper is signed "Whitehawk" by the artist, dated '95, and is numbered 112/500.
The buckskin leather skirt has some crackle, but is in fine condition, otherwise. The remainder of the leather is about perfect-even after 27 years! The only other defect to mention is that several feathers of the headdress have a slight ripple (See image 11). Overall, the condition of this artwork is excellent!
A statement by Cynthia Whitehawk (published by "Fineartamerica"): "Since the earliest age, I have always sought to express my artistic aspirations, seeing the connectivity of our fragile & beautiful Earth, to Spirit & Creator. I see artistic expression as communication from and to the heart & soul, a circle. Art in its many incarnations & expressions when approached with sincerity, has influence over the body & mind in healing & in health. Ceremonial art is healing art, the sincerity of those creating helps those who appreciate or use this art in their journeys through life. Who do I see as the best & most sincere artist in the healing arts? Mother Earth of course!"
Cynthia Whitehawk's work is highly collectible and quite expensive even for her small pieces. This work of art is a genuine treasure!
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