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Katsi­nam are pri­mar­ily an art form of the Hopi. Other Pue­blo tribes also have a katsina cul­ture, but it largely re­mains un­der­ground—a con­se­quence of Span­ish in­va­sions cen­turies ago. Each week­end in grow­ing sea­son, katsina dances are held in the Hopi vil­lages. Vil­lage lead­ers cre­ate sa­cred cos­tumes and dance the spir­its.

Fea­tured here is a one-piece carv­ing by the late Leonard Se­lestewa. No­tice the nat­u­ral stance and move­ment of the War­rior Mud­head. Un­der-cut­ting and in-cut­ting, with flow­ing fab­rics and full ac­tion danc­ing help ad­vance the world-class skills of Hopi carvers. No sin­gle group in the world carves bet­ter fig­u­rals than the Hopi.

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