Hopi, Arizona, U.S.A.
Archaic Tiwenu Katsina
Carved wood (cottonwood) and natural pigments
Height : 11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm)
Ex collection Don Louis Perceval (1908-1979)
Prix : sold
Kachina dolls (or katsinam) represent spirits or gods from the pantheon of the Pueblo Indians 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.