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Koshare Eating Watermelon by Manuel Cleveland (Hopi)

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Price: $325.00
Item Number: MCGK0236

This koshare is sitting down and eating some very juicy watermelon as seen by the juices running down his face and belly. He is wearing a loin cloth, and has a pouch of prayer meal around his neck.

Originally brought to the Hopi by the Tewa speaking immigrants from the Rio Grande Pueblos in the early 18th century, the Koshares, also known as Koyalas, give exaggerated performances that are actually commentary on behavior that they consider to be improper, reinforcing Hopi mores and traditions. During their antics, they may bumble around doing actions backwards, or gorge themselves on food such as watermelon.

Height: 7.5", Width: 4.25", Depth: 4.25"

An additional $20 shipping fee will be applied at check out and will be marked as "handling" on your receipt. This item requires specialized packaging to ensure safe delivery.