North America

Kachina Doll

Hopi, Arizona, USA

Angwusnasomtaka Katsina
Crow Mother Kachina doll

Cottonwood, natural pigments and feathers
Circa 1930-1940
Height: 7 ¾ in. (20 cm)

Ex collection John C. Hill

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.