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K615 Broad Faced Kachina

Leander Tenakhongva

Price: $1,800.00
 
Description

Broad Faced Kachina by Hopi carver Leander Tenakhongva.  This 14” kachina (including the base) was carved from cottonwood root in the traditional Hopi manner.

The Broad Face Kachina is a guard Kachina. When they appear during processions or ceremonies they function as warriors.  They surround and protect the more sacred Kachinas.  They are sometimes called the Angry Kachina or Watching Kachina because of their roles.

Leander’s dolls have a style of their own. His kachinas have become a favorite of collectors. His work is signed by his Hopi name, "Qoyungnuptu.”

 About the Carver:

Hopi kachina carver Leander Tenakhongva was born August 25, 1977 at Keams Canyon, Arizona. He is a member of the Sun Clan. He learned the art of kachina carving from Brendon and Sam Kayquoptewa, but Leander’s dolls have a style of their own. His kachinas have become a favorite of collectors. His work is signed by his Hopi name, "Qoyungnuptu.”

 

 Exhibitions:

2004-present, Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

About Bischoff's

Bischoff's Gallery opened in 1999. The gallery, located in historic Old town Scottsdale, Arizona carries work by Native American, western, and southwestern artists. Known for it's collection of Native American Jewelry, Bischoff's also offers a selection of Navajo rugs, kachinas, pottery, baskets and fine art from artisans of many tribes...

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Bischoff's Gallery

3925 N Brown Ave • Scottsdale, AZ • 85251

Phone: 480 946 6155

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