Hopi, Arizona, U.S.A.
Oeuvre de Wilson Tawaquaptewa, chef Hopi (1873-1960)
Bois (cottonwood), pigments naturels et fibres
Hauteur : 36.5 cm
Ex collection Alan Kessler, Santa Fe
Publié dans : Pad London, 2014
Prix : vendu
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.