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Hopi Bean Dance (Powamuy’taqa) Puppet Katsina

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Henry Seeni
  • Category: Traditional
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo
  • Medium: Cottonwood Root, Pigments
  • Size: 6 inches (arms extended)
  • Item # C3535.52
  • Price: $1,500.00

The Hopi Powanuy’taqa Katsina appears without a mask because it is the first katsina to show the newly-initiated youngsters that they are just people portraying the spirits.

 

From what I have been able to determine, based on information from several Katsina doll experts, is that Henry Seeni made these puppet Katsina dolls in the mid-1950s.

 

This rare Hopi Puebo puppet katsina can be made to move with proper manipulation of the strings. The arms and legs are pegged to the body and all four appendages are moveable.

 

Jimmy Koots also made puppet Katsina dolls in the early 1950s, but the work of the two men can be distinguished by the body style, particularly in the hips where the legs are attached.

 

This katsina puppet is published in Hopi Katsina 1,600 Artist Biographies, page 276.

 

Condition: very good condition with minor abrasion to paint

Provenance: from the collection of a family from Oregon

Reference Material:  Hopi Katsina 1,600 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf

 

Henry Seeni
  • Category: Traditional
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo
  • Medium: Cottonwood Root, Pigments
  • Size: 6 inches (arms extended)
  • Item # C3535.52
  • Price: $1,500.00

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