Duane Dishta



Duane Dishta, 1946-2011

Lester's Biographical Directory to Native American painters has Duane Dishta listed as deceased in 1992. This is an error. Duane Dishta had been residing at the Zuni Pueblo, painting and working as a religious leader until his recent death on February 26th, 2011. Lester also has him listed as Virgil Dishta Jr.'s nephew. This is also incorrect. Virgil is Duane's brother.

Ascension At Mesa Verde

kachinas emerging from Mesa Verde, original acrylic, Duane Dishta

Kachinas ascending at Mesa Verde. Long hair, male and female red beard, mudhead, and Kolowisi
Original acryilc on stretched canvas, image size 36" x 24", unframed
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Redbeard Kachina

zuni redbeard kachina, original acrylic, Duane Dishta

Original Acryilc, image size 10" x 8"
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Longhair Kachina

zuni longhair kachina, original acrylic, Duane Dishta

Original Acryilc, image size 10" x 8"
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Serpent Kachina

zuni serpent kachina, original acrylic, Duane Dishta

Original Acryilc, image size 6.5" x 4.5", framed in a wood frame hand-painted by Duane, overall size 11.25" x 9.25"
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Redbeard Kachina

zuni redbeard kachina, original acrylic, Duane Dishta

Original Acryilc, image size 6.75" x 4.75", framed in a wood frame hand-painted by Duane, overall size 10.75" x 8.75"
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Snow Kachina

zuni snow kachina, original acrylic, Duane Dishta

Original Acryilc, image size 6.5" x 4.5", framed in a wood frame hand-painted by Duane, overall size 11.25" x 9.25"
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Longhair Kachina

zuni longhair kachina, original acrylic, Duane Dishta

Original Acryilc, image size 6.75" x 4.75", framed in a wood frame hand-painted by Duane, overall size 10.75" x 8.75"
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Sun Kachina

zuni sun kachina, original acrylic, Duane Dishta

Sun Kachina with Long Hair Kachina and the Whipper in the background.
Original acryilc on stretched canvas, image size 20" x 16", framed in wood, overall size 25.5" x 21.5"
Dated 2-1-09
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The Sun Kachina is a representation of the Sun though he may on occasion be called the Sun Shield Kachina. He appears in a role very similar to that of Nakiachop of Talavia, standing to the side with a spruce tree in his left hand and a bell in his right. Also he may appear in a mixed Dance with the Flute in his left hand that is associated with him in many myths- Duane Dishta

Zuni Dancer-Salamobia

zunidancer, original watercolor, Duane Dishta

Original Watercolor, 1968, image size 18.5" x 13.5", framed under glass
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Salamobia- Warriors, these Kachinas represent the six kivas. Only two kivas participate with the Council of the Gods at Shalako. This takes place when the Council makes its entry into the village to go into retreat four days before Shalako. The Salamobia also participate on Shalako afternoon, dance in the Shalako houses, and leave with the Shalako the next day. The masks and bodies are painted to represent specific kivas. They wear a crow feather ruff, a short kilt, and carry yucca wands.