North America

Kachina doll

Hopi, Arizona, U.S.A.

Kokopelli Katsina
Flute player Kachina doll

Carved wood (cottonwood), natural pigments
Circa 1900
Height : 8 in. (20.5 cm)

Ex collection Frank Hill, USA
Ex private collection, Santa Fe

Illustrated in: Mémoires d’une poupée Kachina, Editions Makassar – L’Enfance de l’Art, 2018

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.