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For over 2,000 years, Native Americans of the Southwest have prayed to the great spirits to bless their world with good weather, abundant game and a bountiful harvest. The Pueblo people believe that each year, just after the winter solstice, beings known as Kachinas bring them messages from these spirits, walking upon the earth to interact with the Pueblo people. At the end of the planting...
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Kachina dolls have a special place in Native American lore. Learn about the rich history of Kachina dolls here. The Navajo Native American Tribe has used Navajo Kachina Dolls for centuries within their religious ceremonies, which derives from the story of creation featuring Father Sun or Mountain Spirit and Mother Earth. The Navajo Kachina Dolls are ceremonial symbols representing these gods...
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The Kachina dolls once carved and costumed represent Kachina dancers. As the Winter Solstice comes to a close, the Pueblo people of the Southwest anticipate the arrival of the Kachinas. The Pueblo such as the Zuni believe that Kachinas are ancestral spirits that appear each spring to teach the...
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The Hopi, or “Peaceful People”, inhabit lands in the Southwest. Native Americans celebrate spirits related to almost every aspect of life. Kachina dolls are handcrafted by the Hopi Indians. Corn was essential to the Indian way of life. The Sun was the spirit that gave this nourishing food by its...
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Wondering about the meaning of Navajo Kachinas? Learn all about Navajo Kachinas and where you can get them at NavajoKachina.com! The History, Popularity and Uses of Native American Kachina Dolls The Navajo Indians are natives of the Southwestern United States. This culture has used an interesting...
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The history of Native American's shows that tribes families, clans, and tribes would join together for protection against dangers that surrounded them. In order to establish lines of communication with powerful unknown spirits the Native American people created symbols with human and spiritual qualities to help protect their families and loved ones. Kachinas are the spirits that come to visit,...
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What, Who, and Why are Kachinas? The Hopi doll Kachina, normally constructed of cottonwood, is neither considered nor used as a toy or idol to be worshiped. They are meant to be treasured effigies which represent Kachinas or spirits of the Hopi tribe. Actual Kachinas are spirits of animals, natural elements, deities, or even deceased Hopi ancestors. Every year, from the winter solstice to the...
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The katsina dolls meaning is deeply rooted in the traditions of the Hopi people of Arizona. Katsina dolls are wooden representations of the katsinam, rainmaking messengers from the spirit world who visit the Hopi in the months between the winter solstice and the midsummer monsoon season. Although legend says that the katsinam once arrived in bodily form, they now appear as the clouds that bring...
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Aholi is the companion (Kachina Chief's Lieutenant) of Eototo during *Powamu and aids him in the task of bringing rain. While Eototo is present on all three mesas, Aholi visits only on Third Mesa. Aholi is a beautiful kachina in his multicolored cloak and tall blue helmet but is of less importance than the very plain Eototo. On the back of his cloak is a likeness of Muyingwa, one of the Germ...
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Shop Kachina Dolls for sale. Authentic Hopi Kachina dolls and Navajo Kachina dolls available in multiple styles. Shop for beautiful Native American Kachinas. We carry Navajo Kachina Dolls from artists across the southwest. The style of dolls will vary between artists. For example, our "fancy kachina dolls" contain fur around the wrists and ankles and are decorated with genuine turquoise stones....
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Eototo is the chief of all kachinas and knows all of the ceremonies. He is the spiritual counterpart of the village chief and as such is called "father" of all the kachinas. He controls the seasons and is sometimes called the husband of Hahai-i Wuhti. During the Powamu or Bean Dance on Third Mesa, he conducts an elaborate ceremony with his lieutenant, Aholi. He draws cloud symbols in corn...
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Native American jewelry and Kachina dolls with culture, symbols and art styles of Indian tribal artists. Features a store with Cherokee, Apache, Hopi, Navajo and Zuni jewelry. Creative output is limited by environmental conditions and the style of the tribe's adjustment to it. Southwestern Native. Gathering lifestyle, because it required them to be migratory. They had to create art objects that...
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Handmade Navajo Kachina Dolls at reasonable prices. Each of our Kachina dolls is handmade in New Mexico by Navajo artists. They are all named signed and numbered. Pictures are meant to give a representation of the style and quality of the dolls, but the actual doll you order may vary in color and details. For more information about the dolls, please visit our Kachina Information page. The...
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