Native American Hopi Carved Butterfly Maid Sculpture

Native American Hopi Carved Butterfly Maid Sculpture by Bryson Huma
Palhik Mana is a Butterfly Maid, not a Katsina, but a woman dancer. Though at the dances the Butterfly Maid is not masked or hooded, she usually appears this way when carved as a doll. She generally appears in August, as that is when the butterflies appear. The Butterfly Dance, a traditional social dance of the Hopi, is held in August after the gathering of the harvest and presentation of the Snake Dance. It is a thanksgiving dance for the harvest, chiefly for the corn crop and features dancing by young Hopi maidens. This is a beautiful maiden, Bryson carves a small butterfly on the base of his pieces.
10.5 in. tall
Bryson Huma--1284
In stock
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