Route 66 cottonwood kachina doll with Thunderbird tableta crown and distressed red, white, and black paint. Leather cord for hanging included.
Traditional kachina doll carved from a cottonwood root. Sold on the historic Route 66 in the 1940’s-’50s. Original suede leather cord for hanging on the wall, as these were not meant to touch the ground.
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Acoma tall water jar with ruffled neck and rain bird decoration. Signed on the underside, “Rosenda Torivio,” with additional information on masking tape.
This piece was made during the Santa Fe railroad/Route 66 tourist era where eager visitors from other states would want to buy a souvenir of their trip. Initially these eggshell thin Acoma ceramic wares were much smaller so they could be cheaply sold and easily fit in the buyer’s luggage for the return journey. By 1960 they had grown larger, like this example, as tourists were now traveling to the Acoma Pueblo by car instead of train. Still, pieces of this quality and size are very rare and desirable as Acoma experienced a clay problem starting in this period that made it very difficult to produce flaw-free ceramics for some time after.
Old Route 66 cottonwood Kachina. His original cotton cord for hanging on the wall is still intact around his neck as these were never intended to touch the ground.
Traditional kachina doll carved from a cottonwood root. Sold on the historic Route 66 in the 1940s-’50s. Original suede cord for hanging on the wall.
Vintage Route 66 Kachina with Squash Blossom Hairdo
Inspiration for Princess Leia, I wonder?
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Getting ready to head out to their new homes!
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Antique Japanese Ink Drawing of Rain over a Rice Field
Route 66 1950’s Kachina with Blue Painted Tableta
Hand Colored Floral Print with Snail
1950s Route 66 Kachina with large tableta on its head and rare bright blue paint decoration. Lightning bolts, stepped pyramids, and rain symbols decorate the crown or tableta on this figure’s head. Kachinas are the deities of Pueblo peoples in the southwest United States and they are honored in these works of art. Originally never meant to touch the ground, these carved and painted wooden dolls are hung by the neck with a cord of leather. This one can be hung by the tableta or provided cord.
Route 66 Vintage Kachina Doll $160
Hand-carved and painted Kachina doll from the Route 66 era of American History.
During this time tourists traveled the Southwest from California to the East Coast via the rural highway Route 66.
They found native peoples all along the way who were happy to sell their arts and crafts and spread their culture.
Kachinas are the masked gods of the New Mexico and Arizona American Indians and they are honored with seasonal dances in the villages and mesa-top pueblos that dot the Southwest.
Traditionally these never touched the ground and were instead hung by a cord from a wall. This one follows that history and will not stand on its own.
George found this doll at a flea market in Washington on one of his trips exploring the countryside. He was drawn to the distressed paint and organic nature of the twisting body, that follows the shape of the cottonwood root it was carved from. He hangs in in his entryway so he is reminded of the grounding spirituality it represents…