Hopi Carved Kachinas

Old Style Hopi Sunface Katsina

$175.00

Old Style Hopi Sunface Katsina Doll by Lester Honanveama

Sunface (Tawa) Katsina represents the spirit of the sun. This leader of ceremonies brings warmth & shelter. Sun is thought to be the brightest and largest of all the stars and essential to life and growth.

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Old Style Hopi Sunface Katsina

Old Style Hopi Carved Sunface Traditional Powerful Spirit Katsina Doll by Lester Honanveama

Old Style Hopi Sunface Katsina  (Tawa) represents the spirit of the sun. This leader of ceremonies brings warmth, shelter for the old, a bright future, and playfulness for the young and is considered one of the more powerful Katsinam because the Sun is thought to be the brightest and largest of all the stars and essential to life and growth.

 

Dimensions:

11.25 in. tall complete

SKU

Lester Honanveama–6026

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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