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Badger (Honan) Kachina Doll by Tino Youvella (Hopi) SOLD

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Price: $350.00
SOLD - Please call us for more information
Item Number: TYK008

Carved by Hopi artist Tino Youvella, the Badger, or Honan, Katsina is an important curing katsina as in their burrowing after the small animals that are their prey, badgers become familiar with all of the roots and herbs and how to administer them.  This katsina's most distinguishing feature is the badger paw painted onto each cheek.

Central to the traditional religion of the Hopi people of the Northern Arizona are Kachinas. A Kachina (Katsinas) is a supernatural being relied upon to provide rain, fertility, health, and well being. While kachinas play a role in many of the Pueblo societies, the Hopi are most noted and prolific today in kachina doll carving. Each year in elaborate ceremonies, men of the Hopi villages dress and mask themselves for ritualized dances to represent and call on the different Kachinas. Kachina dolls are carved from cottonwood root and have long been used to instruct Hopi children in the ways of the traditional religious cycles, and to help them learn to identify the hundreds of different beings. The carvings convey the movement of the dancer, and the specific particulars of the mask, costume, and accessories. In addition to kachinas, Hopi artists also carve figures from Hopi mythology and folklore as well as other Pueblos dancers.

Height: 10.75", Width: 6", Depth: 4.5"

An additional $20 shipping fee will be applied at check out and will be marked as "handling" on your receipt. This item requires specialized packaging to ensure safe delivery.


 

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