Hopi Honan - Badger Katsina Doll [SOLD]


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The Badger Katsina is a healing Katsina. Prayers for the growth of healing herbs are given to him, and he then provides the herbal medicine. As all Katsinas do, he serves as a messenger for rain. He dances in the summer day dances.

The Badger wears a case mask with a snout. He has feathers for ears. He wears a bandolier across his chest fashioned from leather with shells attached, and a traditional Hopi kilt and a wide Hopi embroidered belt that drapes down his right side. Traditional moccasins complete the clothing.  This is a mid-20th-century Katsina Doll.

Condition: Very good condition, repaired left foot

Provenance:  this Hopi Honan - Badger Katsina Doll is from the extensive collection of a family from Oklahoma

Recommended Reading:  Kachinas a Hopi Artist’s Documentary by Barton Wright with original paintings by Cliff Bahnimptewa

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