Chester Poleyestewa is a Hopi artist who is well known for carving traditional kachinas. Chester's kachinas feature well thought out adornments and intricate carvings. This squash kachina was carved from a dead cottonwood root, then adorned with natural vegetal dyes and paints. The kachina is completed with a vine extending from its nose and a head made from gourd. The squash kachina is known to be responsible for healing and agriculture, he is called Patung. This kachina stands 8 3/4" tall and from the back of the head to the end of the vine measures 9 1/2" . This kachina can be hung or can be left to stand on its own.