(Victor Charlie) Ma'alo Kachina - Circa 1950's

This is a Hopi Ma'alo Kachina Doll circa 1950s by Old Time Hopi Carver Victor Charlie. This one is in very good condition and stands 9 3/4 inches tall. He is developing a nice patina with age. Victor Charlie is a well-nown Hopi carver from days past. He was the grandfather and mentor to Neil David Sr.. There is a short bio on him in Dr. Gregory Schaaf's Biography of 1600 Kachina Carvers. He was born around 1900 and was active as a carver from the 1920s through 1960s. He was a member of the Coyote Clan. His work is highly sought and is featured in the world-famous collection of Horst Antes. The Catalog of this collection is published in German.