Antique Native American Hopi Carved Whipper Katsina Doll

Antique Native American Hopi Carved Whipper Katsina Doll by Wilbert Talashoma
The Whipper Katsina appears in different colors representing the different directions. The Crow Mother is the mother of the Hu Katsinam and she appears with them to aid in the whipping of the children at ceremonies. The Hu whips the initiates and when their yucca whips wear out the Crow Mother takes them and supplies new ones. These Katsinam appear at Angk'wa (mainly at Third Mesa) and are also responsible for maintaining order during the ceremony. Since the Hu is a whipper, he also punishes clowns, children, and people when they misbehave. This particular Katsina was carved by Hopi artist Wilbert Talashoma in the early 1970s. It is a wonderful Katsina with feathers and yarn decoration. He carries yucca whips and his carved moccasins are trimmed with leather fringe. This is a fabulous well-proportioned doll from that time.
13.5 in. tall
Wilbert Talashoma--0628
Special Price $1,000.00 Regular Price $1,500.00
In stock
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