The Clown has a complex ceremonial role, giving wisdom and advice as well as poking fun at unacceptable behavior. Signed. Stands 6 inches tall from base to highest tip of headpiece. Carved from cottonwood root.
Neil David Sr. was born in 1944 at Tewa Villlage (Hano) atop First Mesa. He has been carving since the 1950's. He resides in Polacca (First Mesa). He is best known for his whimsical Hopi clown carvings. He has won many awards. He also draws and paints.