Kachina Dolls

Native American Kachina dolls (Katsina) are traditionally small wooden figures, hand carved from cottonwood roots and painted with natural earth pigments. The term Katsina has three translations; One of more than 300 spiritual beings; a society of spiritual singers and dancers; and small wooden figures also called Tihu. The original purpose of t...

Native American Kachina dolls (Katsina) are traditionally small wooden figures, hand carved from cottonwood roots and painted with natural earth pigments. The term Katsina has three translations; One of more than 300 spiritual beings; a society of spiritual singers and dancers; and small wooden figures also called Tihu. The original purpose of the Kachina dolls was to educate Hopi children about their ancestral religious traditions stretching back over a thousand years ago. Katchina dolls, traditionally carved by the Hopi tribe only, are now commonly crafted by many tribes including the Navajo and Zuni bringing a beautiful variation and style to the spiritual art of creating Kachina. All featured Kachina dolls are hand made in America by the Native peoples, most are written on the base with the Kachina dolls name, artist signature and their tribal number. Kachina are considered works of art and in purchasing these you help allow Native Americans to continue to be employed within their trade.

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