|20 × 12 × 20 in
Katsinam, the Buffalo (Mosairu) .
4 in stock
Navajo Standing Buffalo Doll. Like most animal Katsinam, the Buffalo (Mosairu) dances to increase his kind. This Katsina is very well-known and is the most powerful. He can kill any evil thoughts and is a great spiritual protector.
The Standing Buffalo Warrior is not a dancer, but is responsible for an adequate food supply for the winter. Buffalo Warriors usually appear in action, as though they were hard at work.
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Standing Buffalo Warrior–NK16
13 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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