Native American Hopi Carved Ahote Katsina Doll--Blue
Native American Hopi Carved Ahote Katsina Doll by Thomas Fredericks
A'hote is considered a good hunter. He may appear in any of the directional colors, the two most common being the Blue (Sakwahote) shown here or the Yellow (Sikyahote). The A'hote is the Grand Katsina Uncle of the Mixed Katsina Group and appears in the Mixed Dances. The A'hote is painted in two different ways. He appears with planets on his mask. The other A'hote version has a "split" mask with different colors on each side. Both seem to be derived from a Plains Indian because he wears a long trailing eagle feather headdress. This wonderful, almost whimsical carving is a classic by Thomas.
13.5 in. tall