Old Style Hopi Carved Firewalker Traditional Germination Katsina Doll
Old Style Hopi Carved Firewalker Traditional Germination Katsina Doll by Shawn Sekaquaptewa
Firewalker originated in Zuni Pueblo. The Zuni people have a long "fraternity with fire." This blackened Hopi figure Firewalker (Kokoshori) is the younger brother of the Hemis Katsina. He represents the germinating spirit of corn and the colored spots represent all the different kinds of corn (yellow, blue, red and white). This Firewalker is showing his prowess as a hunter by carrying a deer on his back.
9 in. tall