Hopi Pueblo Ho’ote Katsina Doll Carving


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This wonderful Hopi Pueblo wood carving of Ho'ote was executed in a style somewhat like early twentieth century carvings, however it is likely from the 1950s. His kilt is long, extending to the top of his moccasins. His left foot is raised at the heel in a walking position. The items formerly in both hands are missing.

"Ho'ote is an extremely popular kachina because of his well-liked songs. He appears as a group in the ordinary kachina dances and sometimes in the Niman. The symbols between his eyes and on his forehead are said to be those of flowers, and therefore his dance forecasts the flowers of spring." [Wright,1973:169]

What is a Katsina?

Condition: very good condition, missing items from both hands

Provenance: this Hopi Pueblo Ho'ote Katsina Doll Carving is from the collection of a client from California

Recommended Reading: Kachinas: a Hopi artist’s documentary by Barton Wright

TAGS: Kachina – Katsina DollHopi Pueblo

Alternate close-up view of the face of this Katsina.

Carver Unknown
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