|20 × 12 × 20 in
Katsinam, the Buffalo (Mosairu) .
4 in stock
The Ahote appears to be derived from the Plains Indians. This Kachina appears in the Mixed Dance and is presumed to be a good hunter.
“Sakwahote” Ahote kachina is carrying a bow.
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14 in. tall
Native American Hopi 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, “personations” 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.
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