Milton Howard hopi kachina doll butterfly maiden carved from cottonwood root
Milton Howard hopi kachina doll butterfly maiden carved from cottonwood root
Milton Howard hopi kachina doll butterfly maiden carved from cottonwood root
Milton Howard hopi kachina doll butterfly maiden carved from cottonwood root
Milton Howard hopi kachina doll butterfly maiden carved from cottonwood root
Milton Howard hopi kachina doll butterfly maiden carved from cottonwood root
Milton Howard hopi kachina doll butterfly maiden carved from cottonwood root
Milton Howard hopi kachina doll butterfly maiden carved from cottonwood root
Milton Howard hopi kachina doll butterfly maiden carved from cottonwood root
Milton Howard hopi kachina doll butterfly maiden carved from cottonwood root
Milton Howard hopi kachina doll butterfly maiden carved from cottonwood root
Milton Howard hopi kachina doll butterfly maiden carved from cottonwood root
Milton Howard

Butterfly Maiden by Hopi Master Carver Milton Howard

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Butterfly Maiden by Hopi Master Carver Milton Howard

Also known as Butterfly Girl or Poli Mana.

She is a social dancer.  She does not wear a face, but has an elaborate tableau headdress and usually her eyes are covered by her bangs.  Only unmarried girls without children perform her dance.

The social dances constitute prayers to the kachinas for the benefits of good health and good harvest.  The girls dancing are likened to butterflies and the dance is held in August when the butterflies are present.

Milton carves in several sizes: tiny, mini, small, medium, large, and extra large.

Free shipping within the contiguous continental USA.  Please email for shipping quotes to other destinations.

Each doll is individually hand-carved in intricate detail from cottonwood root and then hand painted.  Milton signs each doll on the bottom. As these are individual works of art, each will vary slightly from the photograph. 
Please allow 2 - 4 weeks for delivery.

Available in six sizes.