Doll - Cloth, Wood - Kachina - Hopi-style

Description
Doll - Cloth, Wood - Kachina - Hopi-style
Early 21st century - Good

Kachina Doll in the Hopi Style, on a stand


The Kachina doll is a spiritual being and serves religious practices. It is particularly found in the culture of the Natives of the south of the current United States (Arizona and New Mexico), first of all among the Hopi, Zuni, Tewa Village tribes, but also among the Acoma Pueblo and finally, the Laguna Pueblo.

The Kachinas are spirits or personifications of things that manifest themselves in Hopi villages, during the first half of the year. A Kachina can represent anything in the natural world or in the cosmos, a revered ancestor or an element, a location, a quality, a natural phenomenon, or even a concept.

The word Kachina refers specifically to masked dancers of religious ceremonies.

These dolls are offered as gifts to children.

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.

Lot details
Object
Doll
Indigenous object name
Kachina
Ethnic group/ culture
Hopi-style
Material
Cloth, Wood
Period
Early 21st century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
35×17×5 cm
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