Old Style Hopi Carved Hornet Traditional Katsina Doll
Old Style Hopi Carved Hornet Traditional Katsina Doll by Raynard Lalo
Hornet (Tata-gna-ya). This Katsina appears with two very different masks. On First Mesa he has a horizontally striped fabric stuffed mask with two soft horns on top of his head and he has a sharp bill. On Second and Third Mesas he has a green case mask with Datura flower ears. Stripes of all colors surround his face. The Hornet appears in groups or individually in the Mixed Katsina Dance and the Pamuya. He is said to be of Zuni origin.
12 in. tall