Native American Hopi Carved Mudhead Katsina Doll

Native American Hopi Carved Mudhead Katsina Doll by Eric Roy
The Mudhead (Koyemsi). Originally from Zuni Pueblo, the Koyemsi is another of the clown kachinas. He leads the racers into the village and challenges villagers in contests to prove their strength. During the pauses in a dance, Mudheads may engage in games with the boys and girls in the audience. At other times, only a single Mudhead may appear as a drummer for a group. Should a dancer not have the proper mask or be late in arriving, he can easily become a Mudhead by donning that mask. These Katsinam appear in almost every Hopi dance. This is an interesting piece by Eric, because the Mudhead can actually be used as a bookend. The Sunset Crater Katsina is on one side and the Hano Cactus Katsina on the other, with the sign of friendship and stars, as well as the Hopi raincloud. A really nice older piece.
6.5 in. tall
Eric Roy--4743
In stock
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