Zuñi Sipikne Kachina / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

This is a doll whose paint has been largely faded away. When new his eyes would have been joined and he would have had painted flower designs in place of ears. Sipikne is a warrior or guard Kacina and appears as six Kachinas of different colors, guarding the towering Shalako Kachina,

The yellow feathers represent the North. The Zuñi believe in six sacred directions, each represented by a color. North, yellow, South, red, East, white, and West, blue, plus Above, all colors, and Below, black.


Today’s painting is available to the highest bidder. Bidding will end 24 hours after the painting is posted to this blog.

Following the 24 hour bidding, if unsold, it will be available for $300 USD until it goes into a gallery, where the full retail price will be $650 USD.

If you would like to own today’s painting, send your bid in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561.

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, please remember that if you would like to:

  • Commission a larger version of your favorite subject,
  • Check on the availability of a given image, or
  • Schedule a workshop…

We are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.


3 thoughts on “ZUÑI SIPIKNE KACHINA Daily Painting #1304

  1. Your comment about ears and painted flower designs made me realize that ears and flowers do have a resemblance. It would look bad to just have a hole on each side of our heads. To me, he is wearing a spaceman’s outfit and the leaves represent a communications devise.

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