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Muyingwa Kachina Doll

Hopi
Arizona, USA

Muyingwa / Alosaka Katsina
The Two-Horned Germination God

A supreme being /deity in the Hopi Kachina pantheon

Carved cottonwood and natural pigments
Circa 1880-1890
Height: 12 ½ in. (32 cm)

Price: sold

America - Southwest
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Kachina dolls (or katsinam) represent spirits or gods from the pantheon of the Pueblo peoples in the American Southwest. Given to children, kachina dolls constituted a pedagogical tool allowing them to familiarize themselves with the spiritual world and perpetuating knowledge of the founding myths on which their society was based.