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Kachina Doll

Hopi, Arizona, USA

Koroasta Katsina
Dress Kachina Doll

Carved wood (cottonwood), natural pigments, fibers
Circa 1920-30
Height: 7 ¾ in. (19.5 cm)

Ex collection Alan Kessler, USA

Price: on hold

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.