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Everett Pino Jr. - Zuni
Sunface Kachina Pendant
Paula says - ""These kachina pendants were carved from serpentine by Zuni artist Everett Pino. The kachina sunface is stone on stone inlay, which is typical of Zuni artists (Navajo generally use sterling silver channel between the stones). Inlaid turquoise power spots. Each kachina has a different etched design."
(Sterling silver cable shown here is not included.)
A kachina is one of many supernatural beings who play a role in the religious beliefs and rituals of Pueblo Indian peoples. A kachina is also a masked dancer believed to embody a particular spirit during a religious ceremony. Also, a kachina is a carved doll in the costume of a particular spirit.