K718 - Hopi Chicken Kachina (Katsina) - Artist: E. Adams - Description: This exquisite carving is a contemporary design, uniquely displayed by this Native American Artist. This magnificent, handcrafted artwork is an authentic replica carved entirely from a single piece of wood. This Kachina is created with outstanding creativity and the personal attention to detail is astounding. The Chicken or “Kowako” Kachina appears most often in the winter Kiva Dances. Most of the appearances seem to have a strong element of the comic in them. There are folktales about the Chicken and how he lost his girl friend to the Mockingbird Kachina. The Kachina wears an exquisitely detailed blue case mask with red feather comb and red beak. Around the Kachinas neck he wears an intricately carved ruff made of Douglas fir. This distinctive Kachina is traditionally painted in blue, red, and yellow body paint, with a colorful skirt and red moccasins detailing the native design. He is posed in action, carrying a rattle and stick. This unique carving measures 13” tall x 5” wide x 5” deep. This impressive Kachina is securely attached to the base with wooden pegs, making it extremely sturdy. This Native American creation comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.