Native American Hopi Carved Longhair Katsina Sculpture
Native American Hopi Carved Longhair Katsina Sculpture by Coolidge Roy Jr.
The Longhair (Angak'china) is originally from Zuni Pueblo. Longhair appears at most Hopi Mesas. He wears his hair loose on his back to represent falling rain. He is one of the most popular of all Katsinam. 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. This contemporary sculpture style is new for Coolidge and we are happy to see him carving again.
6.5 in. tall
Coolidge Roy Jr.--8676