Kachina Doll

North America | Arizona

Kachina Doll

Arizona

Hopi
Muzribi Katsina – Bean Kachina doll

Carved wood (cottonwood root) and natural pigments
Circa 1900
Height: 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm)

Ex collection Albert T. Miller, 49 Steps Gallery, Los Angeles circa 1970s, inv. #158
Ex private collection Tucson, Arizona
Ex private collection, USA

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 teaching tool allowing them to familiarize themselves with the spiritual world and perpetuating knowledge of the founding myths on which their society was based.

Video

Explore the entire collection
North America
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
Kachina | Eagle Dancer
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska / Greenland
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Arizona
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Arizona
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Canada
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Arizona
North America | Alaska
North America | Arizona
North America | Alaska
North America | Arizona
North America | Arizona.
North America | Arizona
North America | Arizona
North America | Arizona
North America | Arizona
North America | Alaska
North America | Arizona
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Arizona
North America | Arizona
North America | Arizona
North America | Canada
North America | Arizona
North America | Arizona
North America | Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | Arizona
North America | Alaska
North America | Plains
North America | Alaska
North America | Arizona
North America | Plains
North America | Alaska
North America | Canada
North America | Gulf of Alaska
North America | Alaska
North America | New Mexico/Arizona
North America | Plains
North America | New Mexico
North America | Alaska
Kachina
Kachina
Discover our collections
CoLLECTIoNS
Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter