Eagle dancer kachina doll
Carved wood (cottonwood), fiber, feathers and natural pigments
Height: 11 in. (28 cm)
Length with spread wings: 13 ½ in. (34.5 cm)
Ex collection Sky Gray, Denver
Ex collection George Everett Shaw, Aspen
The eagle kachina dances only in the kiva and is given to increase the number of eagles. It also seems to be associated with rainfall. Kwahu (eagle) is considered to be a very sacred kachina and those who perform it must undergo fasting.
The presence of a yucca band around the head is an indication of a hard or war-like personage.