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Handpainted Kachina doll ornaments. 

These authentic Cradle Kachinas are made by a Hopi artist, Talas Mana, from the Hopi reservation in Arizona. These flat versions of the Kachina Doll are traditionally given to female children still in the cradle boards or to any female that has not received her first doll. Traditional colors are used but the design is painted only on the front, leaving the back plain, representing the life cycle the child is yet to complete. It is the artists wish that ownership of this Cradle Kachina will give you harmony within yourself and those around you.

 

Some of these Kachinas have light storage & usage marks, others are New Old Stock, still in their original packaging from an old Trading Post in Utah. (with a small description about kachina dolls on the back and a description of the figure in particular)

 

The Kachinas range in size from approx 13,5 to 17,5 cm in length (without the feathers).

All have a leather strap attached to the back so you may give them a prominent place in your home or Christmas tree as a hanging ornament. 

 

 

KACHINA DOLLS
The kachina concept has three different aspects: the supernatural spirit being, the kachina dancers, and kachina dolls. Kachina Dolls are gifts given in hope of future abundance and health, as well as tools for education. The dolls were made for the children of the tribe, so they might become familiar with the legends and rules of many of the Kachinas (the Gods or spirit beings). They are not toys, but an important part of a Pueblo childs education.

There are more than 250 different Kachinas, each with its own separate attributes, representing everything from animals to abstract concepts. The Hopi were the original Kachina Doll carvers, using a single piece of cottonwood root.

 

 

1. Koyemsi (Mud Head)

2. Hakto (Carries wood on his head)

3. Satungtaka (Laguna Gambler)

4. Satungtaka (Laguna Gambler)

5. Sai-astasana (Rain Priest)

6. Hemis (Home Dancer)

7. Hemis Mana (Home Dance Girl)

8. Angak'china (Long Hair)

9. Kana-a (Sunset Crater)

10. Koyemsi (Mud Head)

11. Tsitoto (Tobacco Flower)

12. Ka'e (Corn Dancer)

13. Kana-a (Sunset Crater)

14. Satungtaka (Corn Kachina)

15. Angak'china (Long Hair)

16. Hemis (Home Dancer) & Hemis Mana (Home Dance Girl)

17. Angwusnasomtaka (Crow Mother)

 

Kachina Doll Ornament

€19,95Price
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