Hopi Carved Kachinas

Hopi Prairie Falcon Runner

$395.00

Prairie Falcon (Kisa) runner Katsina

He appears during the Soyohim ceremony. Sometimes he carries yucca whips to encourage the runners he catches. He promotes excellence in running & speed. The crest of his head has a clump of feathers and he sometimes has wings or feathers for ears.

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Hopi Prairie Falcon Runner 

Hopi Prairie Falcon Runner

Katsina Doll by Jonathan Gaseoma

Prairie Falcon (Kisa) is a runner Katsina. He appears during the Soyohim ceremony. Sometimes he carries yucca whips to encourage the runners he catches. He promotes excellence in running and speed. The crest of his head has a clump of feathers and he sometimes has wings or feathers for ears.

 

Dimensions:

8.25 in. tall

Hopi Katsinam are crafted to acknowledge celestial beings, significant animals to the Hopi people, and the ancestors who help with their harvest, raising their spirits as well as raising their children. The Hopi people believe that the Katsina dancers possess supernatural powers, though they are men from the village wearing masks and feathered costumes. There are hundreds of Hopi Katsinam, “personati ons” of supernatural beings, important animals and ancestors who help the Hopi people raise their crops, their children, and their spirits.

There are hundreds of Hopi Katsinam, “personati ons” of supernatural beings, important animals and ancestors who help the Hopi people raise their crops, their children, and their spirits. The Katsina dancers are men wearing masks–each of which represents a particular Katsina–and paint and feathered costumes. Everyone in the village, aside from the children, knows that the Katsina dancers are actually men from the village, though Katsinam are still believed to have supernatural powers. Much of the value in these dances is found to be instructing the young. Hand carved and collector items. Signed and numbered.

All his carvings are Signed and numbered.

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Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 12 × 24 in

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