North America | Arizona
Hakto Katsina – Wood-carrying Kachina doll
Carved cottonwood, natural pigments and fibers
Height: 4 in. (10 cm)
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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