Native American Hopi Carved Laguna Corn Dancer Katsina Sculpture
Native American Hopi Carved Laguna Corn Dancer Katsina Sculpture by Jimmy Lomahoema
Corn Katsinam (Qaokatsina) are the most common of the plant impersonators. The Corn Katsina appear during winter kiva dances and springtime plaza dances. Several types of Corn Katsina represent the different varieties of corn given as presents during performances. These Katsinam come in the four colors of corn (the four directional colors--red, yellow, blue and white). This one has the different colors of corn in vertical stripes on its face. Sometimes they have the ears of corn painted on their masks, other times they have spots painted on their bodies that represent kernels of corn. This specific Katsina originated at Laguna Pueblo.
9.75 in. tall