Katsina (Kachina) – Hope Spirit Doll

Eddie Beyuka (Zuni, 1920-2002) Carved Inlay Parrot Katsina Bolo Tie

p4A ItemID E8842909
Eddie Beyuka (Zuni, 1920-2002) Carved Inlay Ogre Katsina Bolo Tie with stand

p4A ItemID E8842908
Eddie Beyuka (Zuni, 1920-2002) Carved Inlay Ogre Katsina Bolo Tie with stand

p4A ItemID E8842907
Tommy Singer (Dine, 1940-2014) Navajo Sterling Sterling Katsina Bolo Tie, hand-wrought and accented with yellow metal

p4A ItemID E8842906

Katsina

According to sources on the Hopi Reservation the correct spelling of these Hopi spirit dolls is katsina. The Hopi do not have the “ch” sound (church) in their language. The white man has, over time, changed the word in spelling and pronunciation to be Kachina (the Anglicized version). The Handbook of North American Indians uses the spelling “kachina.” Both examples appear in auction catalogues, and we attempt to use both examples in the database for ease of searching.


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