Native American Hopi Carved Badger Healer Katsina Sculpture
Native American Hopi Carved Badger Healer Katsina Sculpture by Harold Nevayaktewa
The Badger (Honan) has great knowledge of roots and herbs and is sought for his wisdom and his ability to cure the sick by using herbal potions. The Badger Katsina appears in the summer dances. He is not only a healer and a chief; he also dances for rain for the crops. He appears at all three Mesas. This beautiful sculpture shows the North Star above the pueblo at dusk. On the back of the sculpture is a badger who is looking up to the sky, where the Sunface is finishing his trek across the sky.
19 in. tall