Carved wood (cottonwood root) and pigments
Height: 14 cm – 5 ½ in.
Ex collection John Molloy, Santa Fe
Ex private collection, New York
This Katsina spirit performs various functions. First and foremost, he is associated with crops; Qöqöle is said to practice agriculture as an art. He notably appears during Powamu ceremonies.
He is also a great storyteller, occasionally capable of pranks like the Clown Kachinas. Finally, during his dances, he is often seen offering presents to children while promising good harvests. By analogy, this spirit has often been described as the Santa Claus Katsina!