Lizard Kachina Doll
Carved wood (cottonwood) and natural pigments
Height: 10 ½ in. (26.5 cm)
Old “Hopi Villages” label under the base
Ex private collection, Venice Beach, CA, USA
Price: on request
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 teaching tool allowing them to familiarize themselves with the spiritual world and perpetuating knowledge of the founding myths on which their society was based.