Native American Hopi Carved Blue Whipper Guard Katsina Doll
Native American Hopi Carved Blue Whipper Guard Katsina Doll by Abeita Torres
The Blue Whipper (Sakwa Hu) is an old Katsina that appears more frequently on Third Mesa. He is usually personated by a small boy and accompanies the Chief Katsinam as a Guard during Powamu in February. Sakwa Hu has the responsibility to guard or maintain order to ensure reverence and respect for the other Katsinam. He carries yucca whips and appears fierce-looking with bulging eyes, a big beard and a long, bright red tongue.
13 in. tall