Kachina Doll

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Kachina Doll

Arizona

Holi Katsina – Holi Kachina doll
Hopi, Arizona, USA

Circa 1900-1910
Carved wood (cottonwood), pigments
Height: 11 ½ in. – 29 cm

Provenance:
Ex collection American Broadcasting Company (ABC), New York, NY
Inventory ABC N-Y Art A0226
Ex collection Walt Disney Co., Burbank, CA, acquired by corporate merger in 1995
Ex private collection, Los Angeles, CA

Published: FAB Paris, 2023
Holi Kachina doll 29 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 teaching tool allowing them to familiarize themselves with the spiritual world and perpetuating knowledge of the founding myths on which their society was based.

This katsina doll is redolent with poetry & dynamism. Its Hopi name is Holi (or Susukholi) which is the word this kachina constantly sings and shouts during ceremonial dances. Holi is a messenger for the rain gods.

A handwritten label on the back of the sculpture seem to indicate that it was acquired in Polacca (First Mesa, Hopi) in 1918 and originated from the village of Walpi.
In terms of condition, the eyes and ears are later replacements

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