Old Style Hopi Carved Badger Traditional Healer Katsina Doll by Mark Puhuyaoma
The Badger (Honan) has great knowledge of roots and herbs and is sought for his wisdom and his ability to cure the sick by using herbal potions. The Badger Katsina appears in the summer dances. He is not only a healer and a chief; he also dances for rain for the crops. He appears at all three Mesas. This particular Badger is a Blue Badger. Badgers can be seen in a variety of colors; blue, black and brown are the most frequently seen. Click on numbered boxes below image for additional views.