Kachina doll - Wood and pigments - Hemis, à tableta - in Hopi style

Description
Kachina doll - Wood and pigments - Hemis, à tableta - in Hopi style
Early 21st century - Good

Kachina Hemis Doll
In the Hopi style.
Wood and pigments.
Dimensions: 26 cm x 13 cm x 5 cm

Of a Zuni origin, the mask was only adopted by the Hopi in 1890. It appears in July, during the Niman, the festivity celebrating the departure of the Kachina, or rather their “return home”.

The Kachina Hemis dancer wears a tableta. The semi-circumferences topping it symbolise the rainbow. On the sides of the tableta, are represented motifs of maize and flowers, bringing beneficial rain.

Very nice state of preservation.

Lot details
Object
Kachina doll
Indigenous object name
Hemis, à tableta
Ethnic group/ culture
in Hopi style
Material
Wood and pigments
Period
Early 21st century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
26×13×5 cm
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