Among the most influential Kachina artisans of his day, Silas Roy is credited with introducing the refined hand to Hopi carving. Like Hopi, Silas uses cured cottonwood root for his figures. His are mostly in the “one piece” category. Many are delicately balanced on the ball of one foot. All feature undercut skirts and flowing side sashes where applicable. Arms are often added, as are typical accouterments, but all are carved, even feathers. Some bouquets contain dozens of feathers. Roy’s painting is amazingly secure and refined, well adhered to the figure. Silas Roy, among the top twenty of Hopi carvers, all time. Many ribbons and awards, Mastercarver.
Excellent condition. But have a dab of white glue handy in case a feather or such dislodges in shipment.
Kachina will need about six inches for shelf height. One of Silas’ best! From our private collection. ca.1980s