Kachinas Archives

Poupée Kachina

Hopi, Arizona, USA

Kuwan Heheya Katsina
Kachina Heheya colorée

Bois sculpté (cottonwood) et pigments naturels
Circa 1920
Hauteur : 22 cm

Ex collection Barry Walsh, USA

Prix : vendu

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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.