Native American Hopi Carved Clown Katsina Doll with Marijuana--Pot Smoker


Native American Hopi Carved Clown Katsina Doll with Marijuana by Richard Gorman

The Clown (Koshare) Summer Clown, is known by many other names, including Kaisale (Winter Clown), Tsuku (Second and Third Mesa), Koyaala, and Hano (First Mesa). The Clown has a complex ceremonial role, giving wisdom and advice as well as poking fun at unacceptable behavior. The Clown is said to be a glutton, always overdoing it whether he is making fun of the dancers, trying to get the children to behave during ceremonies, or commenting on Hopi behavior. They are generally amusing and do things that no Hopi or anyone else would want to be caught doing. They are often depicted with a watermelon. This large carving shows the clown holding a marijuana joint in his mouth, but he could also hold it in his fingers. The details are wonderful, from the Koshare All Star high top sneakers to the snacks he is carrying. His bloodshot eyes tell the story. A great take on contemporary society.


17.25 in. tall


Richard Gorman--2886

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