Katsina Mud Large


Large Mudhead Katchina Figurine

This Katsina Mud Large figure is ready to join your collection.  Mudhead is a questioner who goes between Katsinas and humans. The artist carved the figure from wood. His mask features knobs for the eyes, mouth and ears along with knobs on the top and back of his head. He comes with small brown and yellow feathers attached to the knobs on his ears, top and the back of his head.  The dark red paint represents the red clay that covers his head.  He wears a red neckerchief and a black kilt with red and green stripes.

In addition, he wears a simulated silver and turquoise belt and black leg bands.  On his left wrist he wears a simulated silver & turquoise bracelet. His right wrist is wrapped with blue yarn. Blue paint on one finger of each hand represents a turquoise ring.  In this figure, he holds a gourd rattle in one hand and a bundle of reeds in the other. He is barefoot.  This figure will stand on its own.

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 Mud Large stands just about 20.5 inches high and has a 12 inch arm span.  This figure came from a collection so you will see slight signs of wear. It looks like one of his feet cracked and someone repaired it. You will find this figure very well painted and in good condition.  One of a Kind!

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