|Dimensions||24 × 12 × 24 in|
Mormon Tea (Hishab) represents the spirit of the Mormon people or the Ephedra plant which is the “Mormon Tea” plant and has disappeared from the cultural system & can be seen in carvings and print.
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Mormon Tea Dancer (Hishab) is thought to represent the spirit of the Mormon people or the Ephedra plant which is the “Mormon Tea” plant. The Hishab Katsina has disappeared from the cultural system and can only now be seen in carvings and in print. This is a great piece that is created in a style that is unusual today. Very few of the artists make the Native American dolls this way. The action is wonderful and the carving, painting and details are fabulous.
16.5 in. tall
Native American Hopi Kachina Dolls:
Kachina Dolls. 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. 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. Read more about Kachina Dolls and Sammie Walker.
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