Chöf Katsina – Antelope Kachina doll
Carved wood (cottonwood), pigments and fur
Height: 32 cm – 12 ½ in.
Ex collection Judson C. Ball, Scottsdale, Arizona
This kachina spirit is called Chöp of Chof by the Hopi.
Chop Kachina danced to increase the numbers of game animals and bring rain, this Kachina is also said to enable the grass to grow and help cure spasms.
Chop dancers appeared in Mixed Dances (usully along with the Wolf Kachina/Kweo).