Petroglyph Doll, "Koshari," (Small Size)
"He is the Rio Grande Clown often seen at the pueblos in New Mexico and Arizona. He is mischievous and most conventional behavior is abandoned. Painted white with black stripes, he wears little. Breechcloth, medicine bag, saches around arms and legs and corn husk head gear. On feast days, they come out in a tour de force scaling the pueblo walls and performing comedic antics among the onlookers. The most awesome is to watch one of them climb a telephone-like wooden pole several stories high with only the aid of a rope. The prize being a sacrificial lamb at the very top! However, the real show is his dalliance on the pole; performing acrobatic feats which leave the audience gasping."
Made by hand with a handmade and hand beaded, deerskin medicine bag. Cornhusks, bone and glass beads are also used.
Small size (Body is 13" x 6")