North America | Arizona
Nuvak Katsina – Snow Kachina doll
Carved wood (cottonwood) and pigments
Height: 8 ½ in. (22 cm)
Ex collection M.D. Higgins, USA
Nuvak Kachina Doll 22 cm / Galerie Flak
Kachina dolls (or katsinam) represent spirits or gods from the pantheon of the Pueblo Indians in the American Southwest. Given to children, kachinas 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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