Hopi katsina doll, attributed to Charles Fredericks

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Hopi katsina doll, attributed to Charles Fredericks

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circa 11 3/4" high x 6" wide at the widest point

painted cottonwood

overall excellent condition. One original side of the tableta has been reglued and 1/2 of one foot has been repaired

circa 1950-1960

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Charles Fredericks was the brother of Wilson Tawaquaptewa, who was Village Chief of Old Oraibi on the Third Mesa and also the hereditary Chief of the Bear Clan. Tawaquaptewa was a renowned katsina carver who modified the accuracy of the images he painted on his dolls so that they did not reveal secret details. Charles Fredericks, however, more accurately portrayed the katsina(s). His dolls are highly collectible.