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Twin War God -- Choose One: Black or Tuquoise Mask - Kachina Doll Carving by Alexander Youvella (Hopi)

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Price: $275.00
Item Number: K3-4
These dolls represent dancers depicting the Twin War God and are carved from cottonwood root by Alex Youvella. There is one each available: please make a note in the "Comments" section of your order to inform us if you would like the one with the black mask or the turquoise mask. Price is Each, Per doll.


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.

An additonal $23.00 will be added in the Shipping option to allow for double boxing/special  handling in shipping.

9 3/4" tall with 1/2 - 3/4" base

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