Rugan Katsina (Rasp kachina doll)
Carved wood (cottonwood) and natural pigments
Height: (21.5 cm)
Ex private collection, California
Price: on request
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 teaching tool allowing them to familiarize themselves with the spiritual world and perpetuating knowledge of the founding myths on which their society was based.