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Hopi Pueblo Susöpa - Cricket Katsina Doll - C3843F

Category: Kachina - Katsina | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Fri, Nov 4th 2016, 3:55pm

Katsina Kachina Doll C3843FThe Cricket Katsina (Susöpa) appears as a racer, although many Hopi will say that he appears only at night in the kivas.  This seems to be a difference among villages.  Usually this katsina appears with a black bandolier over his chest, represented here by a black yarn strip.  He is sometimes pictured with a tuff of small feathers in place of ears.  The ears on this carving are made from string.  Two bundles of grasses point upward from the ears but they are missing from this carving.


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