Kachina Doll in the Hopi style
Hopi Kachina Doll 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.
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
- Early 21st century
- Sold with stand
- 30×17×5 cm