Kachina Sayatasha Doll (long horn)
In the Hopi style.
Wood, pigments and feathers.
Dimensions: 40 cm x 23 cm x 13 cm (43 cm including the stand).
This is the representation of the chief of the Gods’ Council. This is one of the most important Kachina. It only appears in the festivity of the Shalako.
He is the one that decides to send rain to some part of the country, by the intermediary of the Shalako. By controlling the rain, he has the power of bringing prosperity to the Zuni, and by extension, to the Hopi people. It is also said that he assists Pautiwa, the chief of the masked Gods, in the decision making of next year’s birth.
Bright and rich polychromy. Very nice state of preservation.
- Kachina doll
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- in Hopi style
- Wood, pigments and feathers
- Early 21st century
- Sold with stand
- 43×23×13 cm