Kachinas on Sale
Katsina or Kachina dolls are steadily becoming some of the most treasured and sought after collectible items made by Native American Indian artisans. An ancient tradition, Hopi artists carve these dolls as representations of the helpful and powerful spirits that visit their villages each year to help with the practical matters that ensure the continued success of the village. When not visiting the tribes, these spirits are said to dwell in the San Francisco Peaks just north of Flagstaff, Arizona. Just as the ground begins to warm from the icy grip of winter, the Katsinam descend into the villages and, represented by the Hopi men in costume, their presence both honors the various Katsinam and helps to educate the children about the Katsinam and the virtues or vices each spirit represents. The children are then presented with various Katsina dolls to promote their further reflection on the lessons they learned through the introduction of the Katsinam and the highly symbolic dances each performs during the ceremonies. The dolls are traditionally carved by the child’s uncle using the root of a cottonwood tree and specialized colors of paint that help identify each Katsina.
Kachina House is known for its huge inventory of magnificent, handmade Hopi Katsina and Navajo Kachina dolls for sale in the contemporary Sculpture, Full Figure and the Hopi Old Style. Because of our close affiliation with the Hopi and Navajo Kachina doll artists and our extensive volume of dolls, we are often able to offer Katsina dolls at sale prices. These Katsinam represent a cross section of some of our most popular pieces. Here you’ll find dolls representing many of the most popular Katsinam in the Hopi tradition at a reduced price to help budding enthusiasts grow their collections or to allow the casual customer an economical way to introduce these wonderful figures into their home.
We invite you to explore our extensive collection of Katsina dolls at Arizona’s largest distributor of these fine, hand-crafted pieces of Hopi history, spirituality and tradition. Kachina House welcomes individual collectors as well as wholesale inquiries on our many beautiful pieces. If you have questions, we urge you to call us toll free at 866-587-0547 or drop us an email. We always like to hear from our customers.
SHIPPING NOTE: All of our Hopi are shipped through the United States Postal Service. Most are shipped using USPS Priority Mail, if we are shipping East of the Mississippi River we have found that USPS Express Mail is the most economical. The Post Office does more "hand-holding" of these very fragile pieces.