Kachina Mask in the Hopi style
Carved in Cottonwood (Virginia Poplar or Black Poplar).
Thin bands in fabric bind the prominent beak and ears to the mask.
Kachinas are spirits in the mythology of the Hopi Indians of Arizona, in the southwest of the United States.
Spirits of fire, rain, snakes, or even playful and mischievous spirits, which are benevolent or evil... A sort of inventory of the visible and invisible worlds.
Six months a year, during ritual festivities, these spirits are incarnated in masked and costumed dancers.
US law forbids the sale of sacred objects of Amerindian art. The artefact offered in this auction is a reproduction in the style of Amerindian tribes.
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Cloth, Wood
- Early 21st century
- Sold with stand
- 30×33×10 cm