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Kachina doll

Hopi, Arizona, USA

Ahote Katsina

Carved wood (cottonwood), natural pigments
Circa 1910-1920
Height : 8 in. (20.5 cm)

Ex collection Marian Willard Johnson, New York
By descent

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.