COM­MON KATSINA REP­RE­SEN­TA­TIONS

Native American Art - - CARVINGS - —Source: www.kachina.us

Morn­ing Singer — The Morn­ing Singer is shown with an elab­o­rate feather head­dress and fre­quently wakes the vil­lage in the morn­ing and later danc­ing dur­ing the day.

Crow Mother — A fig­ure of dig­nity that ap­pears on all three Hopi mesas, some­times at events re­lated to chil­dren. Of­ten shown with a green robe, yucca blades and wings on her head.

Sun — Shown with a feather sun­burst around his head, and of­ten a bell and spruce tree in his hand.

Bear — Ad­mired for his strength and cur­ing abil­i­ties. He is of­ten shown as a white bear, but is some­times blue, with bear paw prints on both cheeks.

Aholi — Helps bring rains, par­tic­u­larly to Third Mesa. Of­ten shown with tall blue hel­met, staff or wand, and two feath­ers on the top of his hel­met.

Clown — Com­monly re­ferred to as Koshari, Koy­ala, Hano or Tewa, the clown is a pop­u­lar fig­ure for his amus­ing ap­pear­ance and tricks. Of­ten shown with wa­ter­mel­ons.

Ea­gle — An­other pop­u­lar katsina fig­ure, es­pe­cially be­cause of his large, col­or­ful wings.

Eo­toto — Some­times shown with Aholi, Eo­toto is the father and chief of all the kachi­nas. Of­ten por­trayed in all white.

Fox — Por­trayed as a fast run­ner. Of­ten carved with large ears and a bare chest.

Kokopelli — Found in many pue­b­los of the South­west, Kokopelli is the flute player, and good luck charm to hunters.

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