Kachina doll - Wood, pigments and feathers - Sayatasha - in Hopi style

Description
Kachina doll - Wood, pigments and feathers - Sayatasha - in Hopi style
Early 21st century - Excellent

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.

Lot details
Object
Kachina doll
Indigenous object name
Sayatasha
Ethnic group/ culture
in Hopi style
Material
Wood, pigments and feathers
Period
Early 21st century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
43×23×13 cm
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