Left-Handed Katsina Doll


Left-Handed Katsina Doll

The Left Handed Kachina is said by some to be derived from the Hualapai Nation, but other Hopi attribute them to the Chemehuevi. He is called left handed because his gear is reversed.
To draw an arrow from the quiver he must use his right hand rather than his left as is normal. The Kachina moves with strange bobbing and little choppy steps. Despite his odd behavior, he is an excellent hunter. – Barton Wright, Kachinas: a Hopi Artist’s Documentary (32)

Artist: Wally Grover

Tribe: Hopi, 1st Mesa

Size: 10″ tall

Item: 21126

Wally Grover, Hopi/Tewa, from Polacca, Arizona practices a form of art native to his culture. He is a self-employed kachina doll/sculpture carver and provides for his family with his creative work. Wally was introduced to this form of art when he was eighteen years old by his brother-in-law, Marlon Huma whom is also a well-known kachina doll carver. Wally carves using the roots of a cottonwood tree. His tools consist of a pocketknife, coping saw, wood burner, sandpaper, paintbrushes, linseed oil and acrylic paint. Wally has attended many Native American art shows throughout Arizona.

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