Koshare Katsina by Abbot David, Hopi - Hopi hand carved Koshare clown Kachina (RS197)

$860.00

Excellent detailed carving by Hopi artist Abbott David (signed). The detail and charming facial expression on this doll make it so appealing. I love the painted hand with the Koshare face!

Koshare are clowns in the Hopi ceremonies and are both entertaining as well as educational. This katsina is standing on a drum base that has been painted with Hopi symbols.

I am unfamiliar with the artist, but he could be a member of the famous family of legendary carver, Neil David.

DETAILS:
Artist: Abbott David, Hopi
Size: Approx: 9 3/4" high - Base 4 1/8" diameter
Materials: Cottonwood & paint
Condition: Excellent - from an estate

RS197

Katsinas are messenger spirits in the religion of the Hopi people, who live in the dry, high mesas of Central Arizona. Most of the Hopi are farmers who rely on scant rainfall for their harvests.
Katsinas are spiritual beings who represent animals, plants, ancestors, and even other neighboring tribes. They are not gods; they send prayers to the gods for rain, bountiful harvests, and prosperous, healthy life for humankind. Katsinas also teach humankind the proper way to behave. Some katsinas are very serious, such as the chief katsinas, while others are clowns.
Katsinas live within the nearby mountains, but visit the mesas during several months of the year. At that time, katsinas appear in the physical form as Hopi men who dress like them and sing and dance in religious ceremonies. Most ceremonies are held in Kivas – sacred underground structures. Other Hopi people interact with the katsinas during parts of the ceremonies when the katsinas emerge from the kivas and parade throughout the mesa villages.

 

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$860.00

Excellent detailed carving by Hopi artist Abbott David (signed). The detail and charming facial expression on this doll make it so appealing. I love the painted hand with the Koshare face!

Koshare are clowns in the Hopi ceremonies and are both entertaining as well as educational. This katsina is standing on a drum base that has been painted with Hopi symbols.

I am unfamiliar with the artist, but he could be a member of the famous family of legendary carver, Neil David.

DETAILS:
Artist: Abbott David, Hopi
Size: Approx: 9 3/4" high - Base 4 1/8" diameter
Materials: Cottonwood & paint
Condition: Excellent - from an estate

RS197

Katsinas are messenger spirits in the religion of the Hopi people, who live in the dry, high mesas of Central Arizona. Most of the Hopi are farmers who rely on scant rainfall for their harvests.
Katsinas are spiritual beings who represent animals, plants, ancestors, and even other neighboring tribes. They are not gods; they send prayers to the gods for rain, bountiful harvests, and prosperous, healthy life for humankind. Katsinas also teach humankind the proper way to behave. Some katsinas are very serious, such as the chief katsinas, while others are clowns.
Katsinas live within the nearby mountains, but visit the mesas during several months of the year. At that time, katsinas appear in the physical form as Hopi men who dress like them and sing and dance in religious ceremonies. Most ceremonies are held in Kivas – sacred underground structures. Other Hopi people interact with the katsinas during parts of the ceremonies when the katsinas emerge from the kivas and parade throughout the mesa villages.

 

SHIPPING COST WILL BE CALCULATED AFTER PURCHASE

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