Old Style Hopi Carved Corn Boy Traditional Plant Katsina Doll
Old Style Hopi Carved Corn Boy Traditional Plant Katsina Doll by Raynard Lalo
Corn Katsinam (Qaokatsina) are the most common of the plant personators. The Corn Katsinam appear during winter Kiva dances and springtime plaza dances. Several types of Corn Katsinam represent the different varieties of corn given as presents during performances. These Katsinam come in the four colors of corn (the four directional colors--red, yellow, blue and white). Sometimes they have ears of corn painted on their masks; other times they have spots painted on their bodies that represent kernels of corn.
11 in. tall