Old Style Hopi Carved Grandmother Traditional Katsina Doll with Snowball
Old Style Hopi Carved Grandmother Traditional Katsina Doll with Snowball by Sean Macias
The Grandmother Katsina (Hahay-i wu-uti) or Happy Mother shares with Crow Mother the title of Mother of all the Katsinam. Her husband is said to be Eototo and her children are the monsters, the Nataskas. She appears during the Bean Dance (Powamuya), the Water 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 Grandmother by Sean shows up at the first dance of the season, in the winter. She throws snowballs at the audience.
11.75 in. tall