Hopi Kasaile Clown Kachina American Indian HandCarved L.Talashoma
Authentic Native American Handmade
Lowell Talashoma Sr., Hopi Tribe
The Clown Kachina are seen in the Hopi Mesa often with watermelons, painted bodies, and playing the drums. They are also known as Kasaile, Kosher, Koyala, Hano and Tewa Clowns. They play a part in the ceremonies playing tricks, being loud and mimicking spectators but most importantly bring Harmony in the community.
Lowell Talashoma was born in 1950 in the Hopi Village of Moenocpi, Arizona.
He started carving animals from wood at a young age of six and by the age 10 his main focus was Kachina Dolls and has been for the past 40 Years. Talashoma takes days preparing and taking the traditional steps while creating the Kachina. One of the most important steps is the surface treatment of the wood, creating a multitude of various textures that give a realistic appearance. Talasoma has also expressed his art through bronzes and paintings. His art portrays the human body in full action and in anatomic proportion. Lowell is featured in all the top Kachina Carver Books and his work can be found in the finest galleries across the world!
The Kachina is a beautiful expression of the many figures and symbols in the Native American Culture!