Hopi Katsina Dolls

Katsinas (also called kachinas) are spirit beings that intercede with the gods to bring rain, plentiful harvests and other blessings to the Hopi mesas of Arizona. Hopi Katsinas are represented by male dancers wearing masks who take on the spirits of the katsinas, and by dolls carved of cottonwood roots and given to young girls to teach them about the Hopi religion. All the Hopi katsina dolls featured here are made by Hopi carvers in the classic style using natural materials plant and mineral based paints, feathers, leather and shell. These traditional Hopi katsina dolls visually convey more of the spiritual power of the katsinam than do contemporary style carvings.

Hopi Katsina Dolls

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