Hopi, Arizona, USA
Dress Kachina Doll
Carved wood (cottonwood), natural pigments, fibers
Height: 7 ¾ in. (19.5 cm)
Ex collection Alan Kessler, USA
Price: on hold
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.