Native American Made Bear Dancer Katsina Doll
Native American Made Brown Bear Dancer Katsina Doll by Sammie Walker (Navajo-Hopi)
This great and powerful leader possesses spiritual strength used to protect and cure the sick. The Bear (Hon) Katsina is considered to be the number two healer for the people. His knowledge of herbs and roots gives him the power to heal the sick. The Bear symbolizes power, strength, courage, wisdom and healing. This piece was 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, especially his teeth, are fabulous.
19.5 in. tall
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