A FARNSWORTH A DAY

Daily Paintings by John Farnsworth

Tag: Kachina

HOPI DANCE MAIDEN CARVING / Daily Painting #1398

Hopi Dance Maiden Carving / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Daily Painting #1398

I found this lovely old doll, worn and faded, yet beautiful in her simplicity, in Robert Cafazzo's Two Graces Plaza Gallery in Ranchos. It is a Hopi doll, but it is not a Kachina. Instead, it represents a female dancer, one who performs in social dances, rather than in Kachina Dances. Female Kachinas are always represented by male dancers, and wear masks. Social dancers are female, with white painted faces and usually wear tabletas.

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HANO SUPAI KACHINA / Daily Painting #1390

Hano Supai Kachina / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Daily Painting #1390

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This is a Hopi Kachina doll, or Kachintihu, representing a Supai, or Havasupai Indian spirit. The Havasupai are a small tribe, one of the smallest in the United States, and have lived in the Grand Canyon for over a thousand years. This version is typical of the Hopi village of Hano on First Mesa.

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HOPI DANCE MAIDEN / Daily Painting #1389

Hopi Dance Maiden / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Daily Painting #1389

As you can see, there are some changes going on here; new layout, new and revised menu, updated pages, and that’s just the beginning.

More changes and fine tuning are on the way. Stay tuned…

Meanwhile, today’s painting is of a Hopi doll, but it is not a Kachina. Instead, it represents a female dancer, probably a Butterfly Maiden. Female Kachinas are always represented by male dancers, and wear masks. Social dancers are female, with painted faces and usually wear tabletas.

BID NOW

  • Starting bid $200
  • By email: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com
  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, August 31, 2014
  • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.
  • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Please tell a friend about us and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.

 

 

WAKAS WITH SHADOW / Daily Painting #1386

Wakas With Shadow / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Wakas, the Cow Kachina. Wakas is derived from the Spanish word for cows, vacas.
Wow, it's been quite a while since my last Kachina painting. It's nice to be back. I hope you feel the same. By the way, if you missed the stories in yesterday's post, you really should scroll down and check them out. Lots of fun there.

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  • Starting bid $200
  • By email: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com
  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, August 28, 2014
  • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.
  • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Please tell a friend about us and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.

PLEASE NOTE:

If you emailed a bid between July 31 and August 13, and received no confirmation of your bid, you may have been the winner. Thea realized just today that the link for bidding was broken. I tried several times to repair the link, but had no luck, so I removed it. To re-enter your bid, just copy farnsworthgallery@newmex.com and paste it into the “to” field in an email, make “bid” the subject, and be sure to include the name of the painting and your bid in the body of the email. I apologize for the inconvenience.

 

HEMIS KACHINA / Daily Painting #1288

Hemis Kachina / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Hemis Kachina performs in the Niman Ceremony, or Home Dance at the end of the Kachina season, when the Kachinam return to their home on the San Francisco Peaks southwest of Hopi, near Flagstaff. To learn more, click on Kachinas.

Being back in the Southwest, I am already drawn to the Kachinam as subject matter.

 

PALHIK MANA KACHINA MAIDEN / Daily Painting #1265

Palhik Mana Kachina Maiden / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage 3

I just had to do another kachina on my iPad. And who better than the beautifl Pahik Mana for my model. Unlike the Qõqõlo that I did recently, I wanted this one to have the sketch lines showing. I like this effect. I would love to hear your opinions.

On another note… Yipee! I have finally managed to get my Lumix Link wifi app working so I can move images from my camers to my iPad Air. I won't bore all of you with the details, but if any of you have questions abou this, just shoot me an email and I will be happy to help you any way I can.

Happy Easter, everyone. Monday marks the beginning of my revisit to the famous Pueblos Blancos. I think you're going to enjoy this. As much as I've appreciated this past week of rest and work and routine, it will be good to be moving again.

¡Hasta mañana!

 

ZUÑI SHALAKO KACHINA / Daily Painting #1067

Watercolor / 9 x 12 Inches

Shalako is a series of dances and ceremonies conducted by the Zuni people at the winter solstice, typically following the harvest. The Shalako ceremony and feast has been closed to non-native peoples since 1990.[1]

The Shálako festival, on or about December 1, is a remarkable sacred drama, enacted in the open for the double purpose of invoking the divine blessing upon certain newly-built houses, and of rendering thanks to the gods for the harvests of the year. The exact date of the Shálako is fixed each year by a formula of the Zuni Bow priests, which traditionally was the 49th day past the tenth full moon, but has been altered to the weekend nearest the 49th day past the tenth full moon, as many Zuni people work away from their Reservation at jobs that do not allow them weekdays off. The official publication of the date is not made until the eighth evening before the event. The immediate effect of this announcement, which is given out by ten people in the principal plazas, is to quicken the easy-going life of the old pueblo into a bustle of industry. (Wikipedia)

To learn more, click on Kachinas.

If you would like to own today's painting, Send your bid (Minimum $200) in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561

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It’s time to start getting ready for THE KACHINAS ARE COMING. That’s the big Kachina show Thea wil be putting together of my Kachina paintings the first of September at David Anthony Fine Arts, here in Taos. I hope to see you there!

Please remember that if you would like to commission a larger version of your favorite subject, if you would like to check on the availability of a given image, or if you would like to schedule a workshop, we are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

 

 

 

 

QALETAQA KACHINA / Daily Painting #1022

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Qaletaqa is a gaurdian of the Hopi People. He spins a bull-roarer to invoke thunder and rain, bringing moisture for the dry-farm crops of the Hopi.

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

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NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.

Please remember that if you would like to commission a larger version of your favorite subject, if you would like to check on the availability of a given image, or if you would like to schedule a workshop, we are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

TSANAYO / Daily Painting #991

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

The Tsanayo Kachina is not often seen. A Mongkatsina (Chief Kachina), he appears only occasionally during the Powamu Ceremony.

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

NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.

Please remember that if you would like to commission a larger version of your favorite subject, if you would like to check on the availability of a given image, or if you would like to schedule a workshop, we are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

 

KOKOPELLI MOON / Daily Painting #970

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

This little beauty is from the former Southwest Museum, now a part of the Autry Museum in Los Angeles. She is the female version of Kokopelli, or Kokopelli Mana. Interestingly, her role is always performed by a male, as are all the Kachinam. Here's what the musum has to say about her:

KOKOPÖLMANA Hopi, circa 1934

This Katsina represents fertility and zealously seeks out males to engage in actions mimicking sexual intercourse. She is not shy in her motives, so women protect the men from her advances. This action provides much laughter but is an explicit example of procreation.

Click Here to see my Daily Photographs.

NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us.

Please remember that if you would like to commission a larger version of your favorite subject, if you would like to check on the availability of a given image, or if you would like to schedule a workshop, we are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

 

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