Koshare with Watermelon - Neil David, Jr. Hopi Kachina Doll
"Koshari or Koyala is the name of a Rio Grande clown that is often seen on the Hopi Mesas. The Hopis very frequently call this clown the Hano or Tewa clown as the Tewa of that village seem to have introduced this personage to the Hopi mesas.
These clowns are considered to be the fathers of the Kachinas. They behave in the usual manner of pueblo clowns, engaging in loud and boisterous conversation, immoderate actions, and gluttony.
They are often drummers for other dances.
Neil David, Jr. is the son of legendary Hopi carver Neil David, Sr. known throughout the world for his depictions of Hopi clowns in Kachina form. The son clearly carries the tradition well. His clowns are lively, exciting, well made and balanced as this one evidently is.
Item No.: KD.0023
Artist: Neil David, Sr.
Size: 11 1/2 in H