North America

Kachina Doll

Zuni
New Mexico

Salimopia Katsina
Warrior Kachina Doll

Carved wood, natural pigments, wool, fabrics
Circa 1940s
Height: 8 ¼ in. (21 cm)

Ex collection Harriet & Seymour Koenig, New York

Price: on request

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.