Old Style Hopi Carved Hemis Traditional Home Going Katsina Doll
Old Style Hopi Carved Hemis Traditional Home Going Katsina Doll by Augustine Mowa III
HemisKatsina appears at the Home-Going (Niman) ceremony in late summer. He is originally from Jemez Pueblo, where he is an important figure in bringing rain prior to harvest. He is the Katsina who brings the grown corn to the people, ensuring a good harvest. This particular carving shows the Hemis, complete with turtle shell rattle on the back of his leg, carrying gifts he will distribute. He has a bow and arrow for the boys and a small tihu Grandmother for the girls. He also carries cattails which celebrate the rains that brought the bountiful harvest.
18.5 in. tall
Augustine Mowa III--0174