Rarely Seen Hopi Pueblo Tasap Katsina Doll [SALE PENDING]

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This wood carving identifies itself as representing a Navajo God. The expanded chest of the carving illustrates a strong Navajo. The necklace and skirt are typical of Navajo dress.

"This kachina was apparently inspired by one of the Navajo Gods, Naastadji, the Fringe-mouth God. However, he has no Hopi name other than Tasap or Navajo Kachina. The Tasap is not seen too often, but when he does appear it is usually in the Soyohim." [Wright. 1973:151]


What is a Katsina? 

Condition: good condition

Provenance: this Rarely Seen Hopi Pueblo Tasap Katsina Doll is from the collection of a client from California

Reference: Wright, Barton. Kachinas: a Hopi Artist's Documentary

Relative Links: Kachina – Katsina DollHopi Pueblo

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

 

Carver Unknown
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