This is a southwest decorative hand carved wooden kiva ladder, made by the Tarahumara Indians for southwest decor. 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 a stand in southwest decorating. 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 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 western 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.
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. The ladder is the traditional style that has been used in Indian pueblos for generations. Hand cut and scraped, each rung is notched and adorned with rawhide lacing. Measures approximately 7' 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