Carved from cottonwood root this THREE INCH beauty is the mint condition of perfection. The Carver, Hopi Gil Maldonado (1933-2019) won many ribbons and awards in his thirty year career.. He was among the best Kachina Carver’s of his generation, almost no peers in miniatures. Reared in Second Mesa, and as an LA cabinet detailer in adulthood honed his miniature skill sets. His clan life gained form through the incredible details Gil brings to his work. Super fine lines from a brush with only two hairs!
This Yucca Kachina hosts a Thunder Wand. Lichen simulates neck ruff. And cockatoo feathers. Mint condition, about four inches overall.