New Kachina

New Kachina by Robert Yellowhair
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     This original oil painting Titled: New Kachina, will be shipped from the Artist: Robert Yellowhair.
       The image shown is of a print. The actual painting will not have the second signature and print info.
     In Native American art an artist is held by many restrictions of what he can create and how it can be represented. Some rules in place are to keep the sacred secrets safe. Mostly what an artist can create is limited by the rights bestowed by their clan. On his travels Robert met a Hopi man who became enraged when he saw Roberts painting of "Red Beard Kachina" he said, "You have no right to paint the Red Beard Kachina."
     Robert looked at the man and said, "I am from Zuni decent. My Grandmother was stolen by the Navajo. It is you that has no right to tell me that I cannot paint it." As an artist Robert has been approved to paint many images that are out of the reach of other artists. Due to his talent, today we get to experience the work of the "Red Hair Kachina."
     Seventy years ago a young halfblooded Zuni boy dreamed of a kachina with a long red beard.
     Wanting to know why he was dreaming of such a man he went to see his medicine man. "If you want to know the meaning behind your dream you must fast, then go into the wilderness. Driven by his desire to understand the hidden meaning behind his dream the little boy went into the woods after four days without food or water. When he returned he told the medicine man about the new kachina that is half Zuni and half White Hippie. The Long Hair Kachina was a new messenger for the gods and a bringer of the harvest, foretelling of good trade and good future. Long Hair Kachina is a young god who represents the imperishable spirit of the Zuni and has been accepted into the Native American Pantheon as a harbinger of change and good things to come.
                                                                     Synopsis: Tiffany Anderson
Robert Yellowhair
Overall Size: 
30 w x 20 h
Image Size: 
30 w x 20 h
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