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Antique Native American Hopi Carved Heheya Katsina Doll

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Antique Native American Hopi Carved Heheya Katsina Doll

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Antique Native American Hopi Carved Hehey'a Katsina Doll by Walter Howato

The Hehey'a Katsina has no English name or translation. Hehey'a Katsinam are most often seen on Third Mesa and act as messengers to the rain gods. The Hehey'as dance on the side of the procession and guard the other dancers. The Hehey'a talks in opposites...for instance, if the dance is good, he says it is bad. The Hehey'a is a relative of the Ogre family and appears at Powamuya. The Heheya were sent to the Zuni Pueblo to assist the Zuni in growing their corn. The Hehey'a were to bring rain for the Zuni crops. Many Hehey'a went to Zuni to help the people. When the crops were successful all of the Hehey'a returned to Hopi, but for one who stayed behind. He had gotten lost in a cave and could not find his way out. This wonderful, unusual Katsina with his dangling sinew-tied cottonwood earrings stands on a cottonwood base that has pegs which fit into holes in the feet of the carving. A great piece by Walter.

Regular Price: $1,400.00

Special Price $900.00

Sku: Walter Howato--0647
Dimensions: 13 in. tall