Old Style Hopi Carved Navajo Talking God (Yei-bi-chai) Traditional Katsina Doll
Old Style Hopi Carved Navajo Talking God (Yei-bi-chai) Traditional Katsina Doll by Orlan Honyumptewa
This Katsina is intended as a replica of the Navajo Talking God, the leader of the Yeibichai dancers who wear masks of the Yei and appear on the ninth and last night of the Navajo's Nightway healing ceremony. The Hopi stage a Navajo Katsina Dance on First and Third Mesas led by this Katsina. The corn plant in the center of the mask signifies life and a prayer for a rich harvest.
9.5 in. tall