Hopi Navan (Velvet Shirt) Katsina Doll [SOLD]

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Carver Unknown
  • Category: Traditional
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo, Hopituh Shi-nu-mu
  • Medium: Cottonwood root, Feathers, Paint, Fabric, Cotton, Yarn
  • Size: 9-1/2” tall
  • Item # C3145.17
  • SOLD

It is believed that the Navan Katsina originated at the Village of Moencopi on Third Mesa sometime after 1900. He is a very colorful Katsina with his velvet shirt and colorful ribbons. He represents the blooming of plant life and the beauty of life, as illustrated by the flowers on his head. His songs are prayers for rain to sustain life.

This carving was very well made.  The katsina doll leans slightly forward as if in the process of taking a step.  It stands alone without support or may be hung from the string around its neck.  It appears to be circa 1940s based on the mineral green paint on its face.

Condition: He is in very good condition, with no evidence of damage.

Provenance: To be provided to purchaser

 

Carver Unknown
  • Category: Traditional
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo, Hopituh Shi-nu-mu
  • Medium: Cottonwood root, Feathers, Paint, Fabric, Cotton, Yarn
  • Size: 9-1/2” tall
  • Item # C3145.17
  • SOLD

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