Old Style Hopi Carved Broadface Traditional Guard Katsina Doll by Larry Melendez
The Broadface (Wuyak-kuita) is among the guards who prevent any transgression on the path of the Katsinam. Often called the Broadface Whipper Katsina, he carries yucca fronds that he uses frequently as whips, particularly on clowns, who are terrified of him. He is an important figure in the winter Bean Dance (Powamuya) procession. Click on numbered boxes below image for additional views.