Hemis Kachina doll
New Corn Kachina doll
Carved wood (cottonwood), natural pigments
Height: 16 ¾ in. (42.5 cm)
Ex collection Chris Selser, New Mexico
Ill. in: Mémoires d’une poupée Kachina, Editions Makassar – L’Enfance de l’Art, 2018
Price: on request
The Hemis kachina represents ripening corn. It is a prayer for moisture and when it comes, it brings in the first corn of the season. It is one of the most beautiful of the kachinas and is decorated with many symbols of the desire for rain.