Large Tasap Katsina – Navajo Spirit Kachina doll
Carved wood (cottonwood), pigments, feathers
Height: 15 ¾ in. (40 cm)
18 ¼ in. (46.5 cm) with feathers
Ex private collection, USA
Ex collection Jean-Paul Morin, France
In the Hopi pantheon, Tasap Katsina is meant to capture any latent power or good luck that the Navajo people have. If the Hopi succeed in coaxing this Navajo-kachina spirit, this will reflect on the entire village and strengthen the character of its inhabitants.