Blue Lightning Kachina carving
This Blue Lightning Katsina features lightning marks on his face. The artist carved it from cottonwood. The Katsina wears a red top with a red sash, green armbands and navy blue wrist bands. A painted yellow feather hangs from the back of his white kilt. He wears navy blue garters over his boot style moccasins. His mask includes a fluffy green collar, protruding ears with shell earrings and a furry top. He holds a rattle and a lightning stick. The figure comes with a tag that says “HOPI VILLAGES 2nd MESA ARIZONA” on one side and “BLUE LIGHTNING KACHINA J- PXX” on the other.
Katsinas (or Kachinas) are supernatural beings in the Pueblo Indian traditions. The Pueblo tribes create Katsina dolls to give to children. Children use them to learn about the various Katsinas and not to play with. This Katsina stands about 7.5″ high. This figure came from a collection and you will see places where the paint has come off. The lightning stick has broken and been repaired and reattached. One of a Kind!
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