Old Style Hopi Carved Eagle Traditional Katsina Doll Ornament
Old Style Hopi Carved Eagle Traditional Katsina Doll Ornament by Raynard Lalo
Eagle (Kwahu) appears most often with the Mudheads in the Kiva or Repeat Dances of early March. The dance is a conscious effort to duplicate the actions and motions of eagles and is a prayer for an increase of eagles. Eagles occupy a rather unique position among the Hopi, for they are treated as honored guests and are given presents just as the Hopi children are. Eagle is the messenger between the people and their spirit guides.
6 in. tall complete