Hon - Bear Kachina (1950's - 60's)

This carving is probably the Hon (Bear) Kachina, though it looks very similar to the badger as well. This is an older version that your don't see carved this way anymore. Now they look more like an actual bear. I would date him to the late 50s/early 60s. He is 9 1/2 inches tall and in excellent condition. The feathers are hand-tied as well. There are are actual small turquoise nuggets glued to his chest making up the necklace...see the close up photo of chest and head. There are holes drilled into the bottom of the feet as it was once mounted on a base, though he still has his original string for hanging.