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Antique Native American Hopi Carved Longhair Katsina Doll

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Antique Native American Hopi Carved Longhair Katsina Doll

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Antique Native American Hopi Carved Longhair Katsina Doll by an unknown Hopi carver

The Longhair (Angak'china) is originally from Zuni Pueblo. Longhair appears at most Hopi Mesas and are 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 of the reasons that they are such favorites. They often appear at the Home Dance (Niman). 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 Red-bearded (Hokyan Angak'china) is so named because of the peculiar step he uses in dancing. This is a primitive older Hopi, probably carved before the 1960s, the base has been replaced on this older carving.
Price: 
$450.00

Sku: unknown carver--0642
Dimensions: 8.5 in. tall