New corn kachina doll
Carved wood (cottonwood) and natural pigments
Height: 15 ¼ in. (39 cm)
Ex collection George E. Shaw, Colorado
Ex collection James & Marilynn Alsdorf, Chicago,
acquired from above on July 22th, 1985
The Hemis Kachina is most often used for the Niman or Home-Going Ceremony when the kachinas leave the Mesas for six months. It is one of the most appropriate kachinas for this farewell, as it is the first kachina to bring mature corn to the people, indicating that the corn crop is assured.