Kachina doll

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Kachina doll

Arizona

Mana Katsina – Maiden Kachina Doll
Hopi

Circa 1890-1900
Carved wood (cottonwood), natural pigments
Height: 8 ½ in. – 21.5 cm

Provenance
Ex collection Galerie Flak, Paris
Ex private collection, France

Archaic Mana Kachina doll 21.5 cm / Galerie Flak 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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