Katsina (Kachina) – Hope Spirit Doll

A Native American Cloud Kachina Doll

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Navajo Silver and Turquoise Katsina Bolo Tie resembling a small sculpture with amazing three dimensional detail including silver wire loops that move

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A Hopi Carved and Painted Wolf or Fox Kachina

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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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