Kachina Doll

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Kachina Doll

Arizona

Hopi
Tasap Katsina – Navajo Spirit Kachina doll

Carved wood (cottonwood), natural pigments
Circa 1900
Height: 9 ½ in. (24 cm)
13 in. (33 cm) with feathers

Ex Cowan’s, Cincinnati, March 2010
Thence: Ex private collection, Paris

Tasap Kachina doll 24 cm / Galerie Flak Price on request
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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