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Kachina Doll

Hopi, Arizona, USA

Patung Katsina
Squash Kachina Doll

Carved by Jimmie (Kootshongsie) Koots
Hopi Carver (1915-1996)

Cottonwood, natural pigments
Height: 12 ¼ in. (31 cm)
Mid 20th century

Price: sold

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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.