Hopi Second Mesa Laqan - Squirrel Katsina Doll [SOLD]


+ Add to my watchlist Forward to Friend

Artist Unknown

The Squirrel Katsina appears on all three mesas but has two distinct forms.  This one is from Second Mesa, distinctive because of feather ears.

During the kiva dances in winter he is supposed to challenge any woman to take from him anything that she thinks worth having. He also may appear at Powamu or in the plaza dances in large numbers.

This carving appears to be circa 1950s.  He is all wood except for the medicine bag he carries over his shoulder and the feathers on his head.

Condition: this Hopi Second Mesa Laqan - Squirrel Katsina Doll is in excellent condition with the only damage being the loss of the bow that he should have in his left hand.

Provenance: from the large collection of katsina dolls from a family from Oklahoma

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

Close up view of this Katsina Doll's face.

Artist Unknown
C4050A-kachina.jpgC4050A-large.jpg Click on image to view larger.