Antique Native American Hopi Carved Heheya Amutaga Katsina Doll

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Antique Native American Hopi Carved Heheya Amutaga Katsina Doll by Ramson Honanhie
The Hehey'a Katsina has no English name or translation. This Heheya Amutaga is from Third Mesa. Hehey'a Katsinam act as messengers to the rain gods as a type of farmer Katsina. The Hehey'as dance on the side of the procession and guard the other dancers. The Hehey'a talks in opposites...for instance, if the dance is good, he says it is bad. The Hehey'a is a relative of the Ogre family and appears at Powamuya. This particular Heheya was carved by Hopi artist Ramson Honanhie in the mid 20th century. It is a fabulous Katsina with his fur robe, leather belt with tack conchos and shells hanging from the side. He is also wearing a wonderful red and silver bead necklace with a shell pendant. He has chilis atop his fur headdress and he carries a watermelon. His breechcloth is painted fabric, as are the ties at his knees. He also has a very old tag with a description of the Katsina.
Dimensions:
15 in. tall
SKU
Ramson Honanhie--0648
Special Price $1,000.00 Regular Price $1,500.00
In stock
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