By Harold S. Colton
A Hopi Indian will let you know kachina is a supernatural being who's impersonated via a guy donning a masks. Small wood dolls carved within the likenesses of a few of the kachinas are used to aid educate Hopi kids the tribal faith and traditions. every one baby gets a doll made specifically for him by way of his male family members. He treasures the doll and reviews it in order that he can learn how to realize and admire the host of spirit kachinas that folks the Hopi world.Kachinas are tough to categorise simply because diverse Hopi pueblos have varied rules approximately their visual appeal and their capabilities. The past due Dr. Harold S. Colton pointed out 266 other kinds of kachina dolls, and during this publication he describes the that means, the making, and the imperative positive factors of them all. every one kind of doll is pictured in a simplified line drawing. there's additionally an illustrated key to aid the collector establish some of the kinds.
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Extra resources for Hopi Kachina Dolls with a Key to Their Identification
19. Symbols Commonly Used on Kachina Masks. page 18 Page 1 1 What Is a Kachina? Ever since J. Walter Fewkes, of the Smithsonian Institution, wrote his first illustrated report on Hopi kachinas, in 1894, a growing number of people have become interested in the Hopi Indians and their delightful carved and painted kachina dolls. For years collectors have treasured these small representations of Hopi supernatural beings without being able to learn much about them, and it is for those who wish to identify their dolls that this book has been planned.
Four Common Types of Female Kachina Costume. 16. Body Painted with White Circles. Spotted Corn Kachina. 17. Body Painted with Special Symbols. Mastof Kachina. 18. Three Kachinas Showing Varieties of Body Painting. 19. Symbols Commonly Used on Kachina Masks. page 18 Page 1 1 What Is a Kachina? Ever since J. Walter Fewkes, of the Smithsonian Institution, wrote his first illustrated report on Hopi kachinas, in 1894, a growing number of people have become interested in the Hopi Indians and their delightful carved and painted kachina dolls.
Fox skin ruff. Wears a woman's black dress with a second one for a shawl, wedding belt, and white boots. Carries a butcher knife and a cane with a crook to catch her prey. Soyoko is an ogre woman who appears in the evening after the Bean Dance. She visits various houses and asks the boys to hunt gamemice and ratsfor her, and threatens that if they do not have some for her in Page 27 four days' time she will eat them instead. In the same way she requires the girls to prepare for her a paper-thin wafer bread called "piki," made from blue, yellow, or pink corn meal.