Bust of a Native American woman with long black hair. She has a red scarf draped over one shoulder and is wearing a blue beaded necklace and earrings.
This sculpture is called Kinaalda and is named after the Navajo young woman's coming of age ceremony.
The Navajo "Changing Woman" story tells of the first coming of age ceremony, or Kinaalda. "Changing Woman's" name translates "Woman She Becomes Time and Again", indicating the perpetual cycle that is celebrated at every "Kinaalda".
Kliewer was a native of California who lived in Arizona for thirty years, five of them at Marble Canyon Trading Post near the Colorado River. She was a painter who studied sculpture with James Muir's foundry.
|Dimensions||H-26 W-14 D-13 inches|
|Dimension Details||23.25 (h) x 13 (w) x 10.37 (d) without base|