Native American Hopi Carved Sunface Katsina Sculpture
Native American Hopi Carved Sunface Katsina Sculpture by Thomas Fredericks
Sunface (Tawa) Katsina represents the spirit of the sun. This leader of ceremonies brings warmth, shelter for the old, a bright future, and playfulness for the young and is considered one of the more powerful Katsinam because the Sun is thought to be the brightest and largest of all the stars and essential to life and growth. This Sunface is typical of Thomas with blending of the sculptural form and the Old Style or Traiditonal featherwork. The softness of his carving and his choices in paint are accented with the feathers he chooses.
13.75 in. tall