Kachina Doll

North America | U.S.A.

Kachina Doll

U.S.A.

Salimopia Katsina – Warrior Kachina
Zuni
New Mexico

Carved wood, pigments ans feathers
Circa 1920
Height: 12 ½ in. (32 cm)

Ex collection Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe
Old inventory number under the base #30

Sold
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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