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Black Bear Kachina

Pete Sumatzkuku

About The Black Bear Kachina

This depiction of the Black Bear Kachina (Hon Kachina) is enhanced by Sumatzkuku's introduction of enlarged bear paws floating in the sky immediately surrounding this figure.  These paws serve to animate the figure whose left leg is elevated and to remind us of the generations of ancestors who have presented the same Black Bear Kachina.

Fur attached to this figure's paws, as well as on the hide attached to his back is finely delineated as is the figure's foxtail and turtle shell rattle attached to the back of his left knee.

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Gallery Price $385.00

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Description

This depiction of the Black Bear Kachina (Hon Kachina) is enhanced by Sumatzkuku's introduction of enlarged bear paws floating in the sky immediately surrounding this figure.  These paws serve to animate the figure whose left leg is elevated and to remind us of the generations of ancestors who have presented the same Black Bear Kachina.

Fur attached to this figure's paws, as well as on the hide attached to his back is finely delineated as is the figure's foxtail and turtle shell rattle attached to the back of his left knee.

About the Artist

(Born 1957) This Hopi artist is largely self taught.

Pete Sumatzkuku is represented by the venerable Wright Gallery located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Medium Gouache (opaque watercolor) on paper board
Signed "P. Sumatzkuku - 80" at lower center
Date of creation 1980
Condition Excellent
Provenance Consigned by a Tennessee collector SuT
Board size 20" height X 16" width
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