Old Style Hopi Carved Blue Bear (Hon) Traditional Powerful Warrior Katsina Doll by Terry Gasdia
The Bear Katsina (Hon) is frequently distinguished only by color, such as white, black, blue or yellow. All Bear Katsinam are believed to be very powerful and capable of curing illness. They are also considered great warriors. Bear Katsinam appear most often in the Soyohim or Mixed Dances of springtime. Click on numbered boxes below image for additional views.