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Ahote Blue "Sakwahote" Kachina Doll by Alexander Youvella (Hopi) SOLD

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Price: $295.00
SOLD - Please call us for more information
Item Number: MCGK0281B

Blue "Sakwahote" Ahote kachina is made in the blue directional color and are often seen with others in different colors such as yellow and red.  These A'Hote kachinas are featured in the "Mixed Dance" and is often seen as a good hunter and this one is carrying a bow.  These kachinas maybe derived from plains indain cultures as is represtented from the long feathered headdress.  This kachina is handcarved from cottonwood root and the detail on this kachina is outstanding.  The feathered headdress has initricate carving as well as detailed painting of the adornments in the clothing and body.   Blue Ahote kachina is often in the mixed dance and is considered a good hunter.  Handcarved from cottonwood root by Hopi artist Alexander Youvella.

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: 9", Width: 4", Depth: 3.5"

An additional $10 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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