Old Style Hopi Carved Broadface Traditional Guard Katsina Doll Ornament
Old Style Hopi Carved Broadface Traditional Guard Katsina Doll Ornament by Raynard Lalo
The Broadface (Wuyak-kuita) is among the guards who prevent any transgression on the path of the Katsinam. Often called the Broadface Whipper Katsina, he carries yucca fronds that he uses frequently as whips, particularly on clowns, who are terrified of him. He is an important figure in the winter Bean Dance (Powamuya) procession. This Katsina should be placed at the entry to your home (or on your Christmas tree) for protection.
5.5 in. tall