We have always carried Chester’s dolls in the gallery in Durango. His work is unique in that he covers the entire Cottonwood root, which the dolls are carved from, with soft earth colored paints and his dolls are made so that they can be hung on the wall or they can stand.
Wu-Utii-Maua Katchina. Chester Poleyestewa has recently brought a new collection to us at the gallery. Shown is Grandmother Katsina also known as Happy Mother and the Mother of all the Katsinas. Beautifully carved, painted with a delicate palette.