North America | Arizona
Shalako Mana Katsina – Shalako Maiden Kachina doll
Carved wood (cottonwood) and pigments
Height: 11 ¾ in. (30 cm)
Shalako Mana Kachina flat doll 30 cm / Galerie Flak
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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