|Dimensions||24 × 12 × 24 in|
Traditional Dancer Katsina Doll by Sammie Walker They dance for rain, crops, food and the celebration of harvest. This is a classic design for a men’s traditional dancer.
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Traditional Dancer Katsina Doll. The Traditional Dancer appears during the Mixed Dances with every and any other type of dancer. This type of dancer is one of the “collective dancers” and they appear as singles and sometimes multiples. This is a classic design for a men’s traditional dancer. They join other dancers to make a beautiful dance. They dance for rain, crops, food and the celebration of harvest. Very few of the artists make the Native American dolls this way. The action is wonderful and the carving, painting and details are very accurate.
18 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. Hand carved and collector items. Signed and numbered.
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