North America | Arizona
Poli Sio Hemis Katsina – Butterfly / New corn Kachina doll
Carved wood (cottonwood) and pigments
Height: 12 ¾ in. – 32.5 cm
Ex collection M. Higgins, USA
Poli Sio Hemis Kachina doll 32.5 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 teaching 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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