Monday, December 1, 2014

Kachina Dolls; Wilford Begay



Wilford Begay - Silversmith: Wilford Begay is from the high desert area of Teec Nos Pos, Arizona. Born to the Red House Clan and for the Coyote Pass Clan, Wilford's heritage is strong in silversmithing. His great-great-grandfather, whom he knew well, was an accomplished silversmith, as is his father. Additionally, Wilford spent two years in post high school classes in Tsaile, Arizona, at Navajo Community College; and Shiprock, New Mexico, earning a Silversmithing Certificate. Over the past five years he has won three first place awards in the Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonials with his distinctive and beautifully done Early Morning Kachina renditions... 



Sterling Silver Eagle dancer kachina
Silver, 500 Grams
8 inch wing span, about 8 inches tall

Wilford Begay Eagle Dancer (Wt. 1,25 pounds solid silver and turquoise, H 11", W 8")



Wilford Begay Eagle Dancer  (Wt. 1,25 pounds solid silver and turquoise)