Navajo kachina carver, Wendell Yazzie Silas is the artist who created this wonderful deer dancer. This deer dancer is a great example of Wendell's talent. He typically begins each kachina with a piece of cottonwood root and then spends hours of time carving. This deer dancer was made to hold a rattle and stick to bring a good winter of snow and wears a wreath to protect itself. The kachina stands 18 1/4" tall and the base measures 8" by 7 1/2".