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This is a decorative hand carved wooden kiva southwest ladder, made by the Tarahumara Indians. The ladder is the traditional style that has been used in Indian pueblos for generations. Hand cut and scraped, using native yellow pine, each rung is notched and adorned with rawhide lacing.
There's something interesting and intriguing about the grouping together of homes made of adobe with their Indian ladders on the roofs. The shape has become an icon in design for southwest decorating and style. Many homes in New Mexico and Arizona are built to imitate the design of the early pueblos and the kiva ladder is always an integral part. We find pueblos designed into rugs, dolls, pottery, paintings, art, and rustic furniture. And the rustic wooden ladders have become popular in cabins, log homes and also anywhere people like primitive or country style.
One great way to include the pueblo look and mood to your room without actually having pueblo designs is to use the same simple, pueblo ladder or kiva log ladder. The ladders give a subtle but unmistakable Pueblo feel to the design. A kiva ladder also creates a wonderful way to showcase a couple of your favorite southwest rugs or saddle blankets. Other elements that look great with wooden ladders are Navajo blankets, Indian pottery and drums, wooden dough bowls and rustic lamps with rawhide lamp shades.
Ladders can also be used to highlight special pattern you may like such as kokopelli or other village designs. The use of the kiva ladder as a display rack will further enhances the southwest theme in your room, add some additional color and give the ladder a greater sense of purpose and function. Measures approximately 4' tall.
Caution: Kiva ladders are intended for rustic home decorating only. These primitive log ladders are decorative and have natural imperfections, created especially for home decor. They may not sit straight and warping or cracking is normal. They are perfect for rustic decor but cannot be used for climbing.
Native Handcrafted, Tribe: Tarahumara
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