Old Style Hopi Carved Rattle Traditional Racer Katsina Doll
Old Style Hopi Carved Rattle Traditional Racer Katsina Doll by Carlton Timms
The Rattle Katsina (Aya) is rarely carved. His name is derived from the mask, which resembles a Hopi rattle given to children at the Powamuya or Niman ceremonies. Aya is a name for the Hopi dance rattles. These Katsinam come to the ceremonies in pairs but race one at a time. Some Aya Katsinam carry yucca whips to swat the loser of each race.
14.5 in. tall