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Hopi Kachina Dolls
These uniquely Hopi artworks are called "dolls," but that is a bit of a misnomer. Kachinas (or katsinas) are actually stylized religious icons, meticulously carved from cottonwood root and painted to represent figures from Hopi mythology.Hopi
Tcof (Antelope Kachina) Usually accompanied by the Wolf Kachina. He makes the rains come and the grass grow. Appears in Mixed Dances. Kachina were stylized figures that often combined human and animal forms together into one figure.
Suprai Kanin (Cohonino Kachina) Represents the Havasupai neighbors to the west. These figurines were symbols for different things around them, from other tribes, to the spirits of animals, wind, rocks, plants, rain, etc.
Tsitoto (Flower Kachina) Appears in Water Serpent Ceremony Headdresses were normally elaborate and were the center of attention.
Ang-Akchina (Long Hair Kachina) The bringer of gentle rains and flowers. The painted designs on these Kachinas usually had distinctively bold lines, dots, shapes, and colors.
Kipok (War Kachina Leader) Appears in Plaza Dance
Konin (Cohonino Kachina) Sometimes these shapes and colors were arranged to create different overlapped shapes, such as the large triangle formed by the stacked smaller triangles to make the mouth.
Horomana (Cold Bringing Woman)
Muzribi (Bean Kachina) Represents a prayer for increased beans. Appears in Powamu Bear Dance and Mixed Dances.
Na-ngasohu (Chasing Star or Planet Kachina)
Probably Hemis or Sio Hemis (Jemez or Zuni Hemis Corn Kachina) Most often used in the Niman or Going Home Ceremony. The first Kachina to bring corn to the Hopi.