Kachina doll

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Kachina doll

Hopi, Arizona, USA

Katsina Ahola
Germination God – Chief Kachina

Cottonwood, natural pigments and feathers
Circa 1900s
Height: 19 in. (48.5 cm)

Ex collection Brant Mackley, Santa Fe
Ex private collection, New Mexico

Price : sold

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.Ahola is among the most important Chief Kachinas. He is one of the spirits opening the Kachina season during the Powamu ceremonial dance. Ahola is known and revered for his wisdom. His appearances are seen as prayers for a long and fruitful life.This kachina figure with articulated arms is distinguished by its exceptional size and power of evocation.
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