Native American Hopi Carved Corn Dancer Katsina Doll--Vintage
Vintage Native American Hopi Carved Corn Dancer Katsina Doll by Jonathan Day Sr.
Corn Katsinam (Qaokatsina) are the most common of the plant personators. The Corn Katsinam appear during winter kiva dances and springtime plaza dances. Several types of Corn Katsinam represent the different varieties of corn given as presents during performances. These Katsinam come in the four colors of corn (the four directional colors--red, yellow, blue and white). Sometimes they have ears of corn painted on their masks; other times they have spots painted on their bodies that represent kernals of corn. This is a beautiful older piece by Jonathan Day Sr. We acquired this piece from a private collector in Arizona. The dancer has blue and yellow corn in his hands. The details and painting are really wonderful on Corn Dancer.
7.75 in. tall
Jonathan Day Sr.--3074