Crow Mother by Hopi kachina carver Coolidge Roy, Jr. The 10 1/2” kachina is carved from cottonwood root in; the traditional Hopi manner.
Crow Mother is one of the most important of the Hopi Kachinas. She is considered to be the mother of all Kachinas. The Crow Mother is well versed in moral principles and virtues of Hopi life. She is a figure of elegance and dignity and is greatly respected as a mother.
About the Carver:
Hopi Kachina carver Coolidge Roy Jr. from Third Mesa comes from a family of carvers. His father, brothers and sons are all carvers. Coolidge says "Most of the time, when I am carving," he said, "I sing a song, a special song for each carving. The songs that I sing are the songs the Kachinas dance to. It's their song."