Native American Made Longhair Dancer Katsina Doll
Native American Made Longhair Dancer Katsina Doll by Sammie Walker (Navajo-Hopi)
The Longhair is originally from Zuni Pueblo and he appears at most Hopi Mesas and is one of the most popular Katsinam. He wears his hair loose on his back to represent falling rain. These Katsinam appear in a group and sing a very powerful melodious song which may be one reason that they are such favorites. 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 is a wonderful piece that is created in a style that is unusual today. Very few of the artists make the Native American dolls this way. The action is wonderful and the carving, painting and details are very accurate.
17.5 in. tall
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