North America

Cradle kachina doll

Hopi, Arizona, USA

Carved wood (cottonwood) and natural pigments
Circa 1890-1900
Height: 7 ¾ in. (20 cm)

Exhibited and published:
Philharmonie de Paris,
Marc Chagall : Le Triomphe de la Musique
(Oct. 2015 – Janv. 2016)

Musée des Beaux Arts, Montréal, 2017
Chagall, Couleur et Musique

Exhibition & Literature:
Museu Valencià d’Etnologia
(Ethnology Museum, Valencia, Spain)
“Beyond Hollywood: American Indian Identities”, June-December 2018

Price: on request

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.