Kachina Doll

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Kachina Doll

Arizona

Kokopelli Mana Katsina – Maiden Flute player Kachina doll
Carved by Jimmy Koots (Kootshongsie), 1915-1996, Hopi master carver

Carved wood (cottonwood) and pigments
Mid 20th century
Height: 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm)

Ex collection Galerie de France, acquired in 2003

Published: Kachina Spirit, Edition l'Enfance de l'Art, p.111
Kokopelli Kachina doll Koots 16.5 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 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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