Old Style Hopi Carved Maasaw Mana Traditional Katsina Doll by Kevin Quanimptewa
Maasaw Mana is the maiden who accompanies Maasaw. She appears at Angk’wa, Summer Day Dances and after Niman (Home Going). She represents protection and guidance, rain and bountiful harvest. When she appears at the dance with Maasaw, it is to keep in check his omniscient power. This is one of the very few Katsinam personated by a woman (most are men dressed as women). Click on numbered boxes below image for additional views.