C e l es ti a l N o n e s u ch. A wonderfully carved Kachina named Kio Shalako Mana, expressively carved by 2nd Mesa carver Raphael Jose Jr. Marked and signed on base. This will make a terrific addition to any collector or appreciators collection of Native American art and artifacts. A kachina (also Hopi : katsina , plural katsinim) is a spirit being in western Pueblo cosmology and religious practices. The western Pueblo, Native American cultures located in the southwestern United States , include Hopi , Zuni , Tewa Village (on the Hopi Reservation), Acoma Pueblo , and Laguna Pueblo. The kachina cult has spread to more eastern Pueblos, e. From Laguna to Isleta. The term also refers to the kachina dancers, masked members of the tribe who dress up as kachinas for religious ceremonies. Kachina dolls are wooden figures representing kachinas which are given as gifts to children. A kachina can represent anything in the natural world or cosmos, from a revered ancestor to an element, a location, a quality, a natural phenomenon, or a concept. There are more than 400 different kachinas in Hopi and Pueblo culture. The local pantheon of kachinas varies in each pueblo community; there may be kachinas for the sun, stars, thunderstorms, wind, corn, insects, and many other concepts. Kachinas are understood as having humanlike relationships; they may have uncles, sisters, and grandmothers, and may marry and have children. Although not worshipped, each is viewed as a powerful being who, if given veneration and respect, can use their particular power for human good, bringing rainfall, healing, fertility, or protection, for example. Exhibits signs of age such as surface wear and weathering. As they are part of the description, please enlarge all photographs to better ascertain details and condition. The packing peanuts we use are recyclable: #6. Thank you for shopping with us. Follow us for quality items and other assorted. The item “Vintage Native American Raphael Jose Jr. Hopi Kachina Doll Wood Carving” is in sale since Monday, July 13, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Dolls & Kachinas”. The seller is “celestial_nonesuch” and is located in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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