Kachina Dolls

Central to Hopi religion, Kachinas are supernatural beings believed to live on the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, Arizona. Hopi men embody the Kachina spirits during ceremonies that take place between Winter Solstice and mid-July. The Hopis believe these Kachina ceremonies bring positive effects such as rain or abundant crops. Kachina Dolls are carved representations of these Kachina deities. Traditional, or Old-Style, Kachina Dolls were simple carvings given to Hopi children to teach them about their culture and the Kachinas that would be visiting during the upcoming ceremony. Over time, Kachina Dolls became more and more sophisticated and included bases for the dolls to stand on and showing the Kachina in “action”- such as dancing or hunting. All Kachina Dolls are carved out of the root of the Cottonwood tree. The Cottonwood tree’s vigorous roots travel far and deep in search of water. There is spiritual importance in this fact, as the Hopis are dry farmers in an arid part of Arizona and the search for water is of critical importance to their culture.

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Mudhead Kachina, Malcom Fred, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Broadface Whipper Kachina, Philbert Poleyestewa, Jewelry, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Eagle Dancer Kachina, Milton Howard, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Blind Mudhead and Paralyzed Tuhavi, Milton Howard, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Sunface Kachina, D'Armon Kootswatewa, Jewelry, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Yei Sculpture, Raymond Chee, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Deer Dancer Kachina, Philbert Poleyestewa, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Protector Kachina, Coolidge Roy III, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Blue Badger Kachina, Woody Sewemaenewa, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Emergence of Mankind Sculpture, Paul Sewemaenewa, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Red Beard Longhair Kachina Sculpture, Paul Sewemaenewa, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Eagle Kachina, Coolidge Roy III, Jewelry, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Kachina Mana Pottery Sculpture, Michael Kanteena, Pottery, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Longhair Pottery Sculpture, Michael Kanteena, Pottery, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Roadrunner Kachina, Coolidge Roy Jr., Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Blind Mudhead and Paralyzed Tuhavi Kachina, Marlin Honhongva, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Mudhead Kachina, Leander Tenakhongva, Jewelry, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Warrior Maiden Kachina, Tawma Lalo, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Zuni Badger Kachina, Tawma Lalo, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Shalako Kachina, Silas Roy, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Half Corn / Half Clown Kachina, Irwin Poleahla, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Cloud Whipper Kachina, Aaron Takala, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Yellow Star (Ahote) Kachina, Lloyd Honhongva, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry
Ogre Woman Kachina, Tawma Lalo, Kachinas, Garland's Indian Jewelry

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