Adobe Gallery Blog

Hopi Pueblo Tasap Yeibichai Katsina Doll, circa 1950 - C3535.02

Category: Kachina - Katsina | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Tue, Nov 15th 2016, 3:58pm

Katsina Kachina Doll - C3535.02"The Grandfather of the Navajo Kachina is one of the more enjoyable features of the Navajo Kachina Dance. He does not speak but pantomimes whatever he wants.  He starts the dance, acting as a leader in both singing and dancing.  His dance step is an exaggeration, and a very lively one, that may be interspersed with a comic action such as the request for food-mountains of food.  All of these requests are done in pantomimes that bring laughter to the audience." Wright 1973


Would you like to know more?