Native American Hopi Carved Billy Goat Fertility Katsina Doll
Native American Hopi Carved Billy Goat Fertility Katsina Doll by Henry Naha
The Billy Goat is an animal Katsina who appears during the fast parades and in the summer. He is rarely carved as a Katsina and appears only occasionally in plaza dances, always with the clowns. He is one of the copulation Katsinam and is interested in copulating with everything in sight. To his large testicles beneath his loin cloth is attached a sack full of fruit and other goodies, and toward the end of the dance the aunt of the man personating the Billy Goat cuts off the sack and gives the fruit and other goodies to spectators.
6.75 in. tall