Kachina Doll

North America | Arizona

Kachina Doll

Arizona

Hopi
Cradle kachina doll

Carved wood (cottonwood) and natural pigments
Circa 1890-1900
Height: 7 ¾ in. (20 cm)

Ex private collection, New York

Exhibited and published:
Marc Chagall : Le Triomphe de la Musique,
Philharmonie de Paris, Oct. 2015 – Janv. 2016

Chagall, Couleur et Musique,
Musée des Beaux Arts, Montréal, 2017

Beyond Hollywood: American Indian Identities,
Museu Valencià d’Etnologia (Ethnology Museum, Valencia, Spain), June-Dec. 2018

Cradle Kachina Blue Mana 20 cm /Galerie Flak 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 pedagogical tool allowing them to familiarize themselves with the spiritual world and perpetuating knowledge of the founding myths on which their society was based.

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