Angak’China Katsina – Long hair Kachina doll
Carved wood (cottonwood) and natural pigments
Height: 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm)
Ex private estate, San Diego
This kachina figure has long, thick black hair hence its Hopi name (Angak'China, the long-haired kachina). When this kachina spirit comes, he brings a soft gentle rain that is good for the crops. His song is very melodic. His loose hair is perceived as representing falling rain.