*** 46th Anniversary 1969-2015 of our American Indian Art Gallery now located in Aliso Viejo, California ***

Nation's largest selection of Antique American Indian Art,  Navajo Rugs and Navajo Blankets and old antique American Indian baskets

Jeff Wood, President ; Len Wood, Founder (Retired)

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46th YEAR ANNIVERSARY

        1969-2015
Len Wood's
Indian Territory, Inc.

Jeff Wood, President
The Nation's largest

selection of Navajo Rugs, Indian Baskets and Antique

American Indian Art

NEW ADDRESS

Len Wood's

INDIAN TERRITORY
36 Argonaut , Suite 120

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
email:

info@indianterritory.com
phone: (949) 497-5747 
orders: (800) 579-0860
(email orders anytime;

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 11-4 Pacific Time )

 

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Gallery Open By Appointment Only

Mon-Fri 11-4

Pacific Time

 

 

 

All Kachinas on this page are authentic hand-carved Hopi  kachinas of traditional cottonwood root. Most carvers prefer to use either a knife or razor blade-style knife to do the fine detail work--some can be extraordinarily intricate. Natural wood color is often present in modern Hopi kachinas and the color palette of paint is not as bright as in earlier periods and appeals more to contemporary tastes. Unlike pre-1980 carvings which may add cloth, yarn or leather, in the contemporary carvings, the majority are carved entirely of wood (the cottonwood root) and most attempt to carve as much of the kachina as possible from a single continuous piece of wood. Some detailed examples can take weeks to carve and are considered fine art sculpture and collected as such. This new look and approach is a result of the carvers responding to the collector market which is seeking a more refined carving and is willing to pay for the extra time and skill needed to accomplish these more complex carvings. Most contemporary Hopi kachinas are signed on the base. 

Note: We do not carry the bandsaw-cut pinewood  imitation/"curio" kachinas which are far more plentiful than these authentic hand-carved cottonwood root examples. The pine imitations are generally crudely carved, often covered with fur and are much heavier than the  cottonwood root authentic examples. Unlike these authentic kachinas the pine imitations have little or no collector value.

 

Our current inventory of antique American Indian art (rugs, baskets, beadwork, pottery, etc.)  is located in our new online gallery catalog--PLEASE CLICK LINK BELOW:

http://www.navajorugsindianbaskets.com/html/artists.asp

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