Kachinas Archives

Poupée Kachina

Hopi, Arizona, U.S.A.

Oeuvre de Wilson Tawaquaptewa, chef Hopi (1873-1960)

Bois (cottonwood), pigments naturels et fibres
Années 1930
Hauteur : 36.5 cm

Ex collection Alan Kessler, Santa Fe

Publié dans : Pad London, 2014

Prix : vendu

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Kachina dolls (or katsinam) represent spirits or gods from the pantheon of the Pueblo Indians 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.