Native American Hopi Carved Grandmother Katsina Doll


Native American Hopi Carved Grandmother Katsina Doll by John Fredericks

The Grandmother Katsina (Hahay-i wu-uti) or Happy Mother shares with Crow Mother the title of Mother of all Katsinam. Her husband is said to be Eototo and her children are the monsters, the Nataskas. She appears during the Bean Dance (Powamuya), the Serpent Ceremony and at Home Going (Niman). She speaks in a high voice and is very talkative. Flat carvings of the Grandmother Katsina are given to Hopi infants. As a young girl matures, she receives larger, more detailed forms of the various Katsinam. This is a wonderful carving by John Fredericks with the Grandmother holding a baby Mudhead. John included many Katsinam around the base: Snow Maiden, Butterfly, Warrior Twin, Silent Warrior, Shalako and Rattle.


16.25 in. tall


John Fredericks--0489

Special Price $800.00 Regular Price $1,200.00
In stock
Write a review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account