Chester Poleyestewa is a Hopi artist who is well known for carving traditional style kachinas. His kachinas feature well thought out adornments and intricate carvings. This fire god kachina was carved from a dead cottonwood root, then adorned with natural vegetal dyes and paints. The kachina is completed with corn husk earrings and a head full of (legal) feathers. The fire god is known to be a caretaker of one of the most important physical elements in the universe- fire. This kachina stands 11" tall and 5 1/4" wide. This kachina can be hung or can be left to stand on its own.