Kachina Doll

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Kachina Doll

Arizona

Kweo Katsina – Wolf Kachina doll
Hopi

Carved wood (cottonwood), pigments and feathers
Circa 1900-1910
Height: 8 ½. in. (21.5 cm)

Ex collection Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe
Old inventory number under the base : MNCA & 49/5

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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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