Native American Katsina and Kachina Dolls
At Kachina House we carry a vast selection of Native American Hopi and Zuni Katsinam and Navajo Kachinas, handmade by artists from various tribes. Crafted and accented with natural materials we offer unique objects of art and craft.
We stock the largest selection of Native American Hopi Katsinam and Navajo Kachinas anywhere, with over fifty different Navajo Kachinas in six different sizes including hundreds of miniatures and many large and fancy Navajo Kachinas. We have Katsinam carved by more than 100 Hopi carvers at virtually any time.
Hopi Katsinam are crafted to acknowledge celestial beings, significant animals to the Hopi people, and the ancestors who help with their harvest, raising their spirits as well as raising their children. The Hopi people believe that the Katsina dancers possess supernatural powers, though they are men from the village wearing masks and feathered costumes.
The Navajo Kachina has no spiritual significance in Navajo culture; it is a craft learned as a way for some Navajo people to earn a living. It is clear upon examination of these dolls that the Navajo Kachina is not hand-carved from cottonwood root as are the Hopi Katsinam. The body parts of the Navajo Kachina are machine made; the dolls are then pegged, glued together, clothed and painted and hand-finished by the Navajo maker.
Kachina House is the largest distributor of Native American arts and crafts in Arizona. At our showroom/warehouse in Sedona, AZ, you will find more products on display than we can post on our website. Our products are high-quality and handcrafted; we pride ourselves on offering unique products and the best customer service. If you have questions, we urge you to call us toll free at 800-304-3290 or drop us an email. We always like to hear from our customers.