Native American Hopi Made Longhair Katsinam Overlay Cuff Bracelet
Native American Hopi Made Longhair Katsinam Overlay Cuff by Bennett Kagenveama
This wonderful Hopi overlay cuff was created by Hopi silversmith Bennett Kagenveama. This .5 inch wide cuff features a line of six Longhair Katsinam dancing for rain. On either end of the group is a pueblo. The Longhair is originally from Zuni Pueblo and he appears at most Hopi Mesas and is one of the most popular Katsinam. He wears his hair loose on his back to represent falling rain. These Katsinam appear in a group and sing a very powerful melodious song which may be one reason that they are such favorites. Their purpose is to bring rain, and it is said that they seldom dance without the appearance of a soft gentle rain to help the crops grow. The interior dimension of the cuff is 5 inches with a 1 inch gap.
.5 wide; 5 in. interior + 1 in. gap; 20.2 grams