Native American Hopi Carved Clown Katsina - Christmas Football
Native American Hopi Carved Clown Katsina - Christmas Football by Alfred "Bo" Lomahquahu
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 Christmas "character" by Bo has decided to climb the Christmas Tree and is trying to get the star off the top. You can see he is a bit too heavy and the tree has bent over.
4.5 in. tall x 5 in. long
Alfred "Bo" Lomahquahu-0569