Native American Hopi Carved Sunface Katsina Doll
Native American Hopi Carved Sunface Katsina Doll by Aaron Honyumptewa
Sunface (Tawa) Katsina represents the spirit of the sun. This leader of ceremonies brings warmth, shelter for the old, a bright future, and playfulness for the young and is considered one of the more powerful Katsinam because the Sun is thought to be the brightest and largest of all the stars and essential to life and growth. This is a wonderful Sunface by Aaron depicting the dancer looking straight up into the sun. The detail and motion on this carving is the best we have seen from Aaron and he continues to push himself in his carvings.
13 in. tall