Native American Hopi Carved Bear Katsina Doll--Vintage
Vintage Native American Hopi Carved White Bear (Hon) Katsina Doll by Everett Curley
The Bear Katsina (Hon) is frequently distinguished only by color, such as white, black, blue or yellow. All Bear Katsinam are believed to be very powerful and capable of curing illness. They are also considered great warriors. Bear Katsinam appear most often in the Soyohim or Mixed Dances of springtime. This wonderful White Bear was carved in the late 1970s by Everett Curley. This is a fabulous representation of the Bear Katsina. A great older piece.
13 in. tall