The feathers of parrots have been traded from Central America, as they were prized by prehistoric tribes and the symbols of parrots have been recorded on ancient pottery and as petroglyphs.
The Parrot Kachina, or Kyash, as he is called, has an obscure history whose purpose seems to be one of bringing summer growth plus the increase of parrots. -Kachinas: a Hopi Artist's Documentary (193)
This piece is very well carved with a lot of detail. It is 8-1/2 inches tall. It is handcarved by Dana Pinto (Zuni).