Native American Hopi Carved Ogre Disciplinarian Katsina Doll--mini
Native American Hopi Carved Miniature White Ogre Disciplinarian Katsina Doll by Milton Howard
The White Ogre (Wiharu), and the Black Ogre (Nata-aska) are disciplinarians who appear around the time of the Powamuya Ceremony. Both carry a saw (sometimes a knife) as well as a bow and arrows for hunting. Their outstanding feature is their long, flapping jaws, which they can clack quite loudly. These Katsinam reinforce the Hopi way of life to the children of the Pueblo. These Ogres accompany Soyoko on her trip to collect food from the children. As a means of discipline, children are told the Ogres can swallow them whole unless they are good little children. The fierce and threatening behavior of these Katsinam strikes fear into the children, but they are eventually saved from imminent danger by the people of their pueblo. Anglos would call these Katsinam Boogymen.
6.75 in. tall