Katsina with Tadpole Designs


Protruding Snout Kachina with Tadpole Designs

This Katsina carving features a protruding snout and tadpole designs painted on the back of his head.  The artist carved it from wood. He wears an elaborately painted outfit and boot style moccasins.  His mask includes red sheep wool and feather embellishments.  Two of the three blue prongs that stuck up from the top of his head remain.  You will see D-25 written on the bottom of one of his feet.  The other foot broke and has been repaired.

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″ high.  This figure came from a collection so you will see slight signs of wear.  Some of the feathers are missing as is one of the prongs on his head.  And one of his feet has broken and been repaired. One of a Kind!

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