This beautifully carved and painted wood kachina is titled Water Maid. This carving from a cottonwood branch is actually three figures of varying heights and sizes. The tallest carving – the Water Maid – wears a tablita on her head. The bow in front of her eyes moves. All three figures are beautifully painted in acrylic paint, and are quite detailed. They stand on an attached wood base.
The sculpture has a bold almost geometric style of painting. The tablita and jewelry are striking with the numerous details which create depth and texture.
Roger Pino, with wife Grace, is known for this tall style of carved and painted sculptures.
Condition: Excellent – original condition.
Provenance: Acquired from a private collection in Santa Fe, New Mexico.