By Harold S. Colton
A Hopi Indian will inform you kachina is a supernatural being who's impersonated by means of a guy donning a masks. Small wood dolls carved within the likenesses of many of the kachinas are used to assist educate Hopi teenagers the tribal faith and traditions. every one baby gets a doll made in particular for him by way of his male kinfolk. He treasures the doll and stories it in order that he can discover ways to realize and admire the host of spirit kachinas that folks the Hopi world.Kachinas are tough to categorise simply because varied Hopi pueblos have various principles approximately their visual appeal and their services. The past due Dr. Harold S. Colton pointed out 266 other forms of kachina dolls, and during this ebook he describes the which means, the making, and the valuable positive factors of them all. every one form of doll is pictured in a simplified line drawing. there's additionally an illustrated key to assist the collector determine a number of the forms.
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At Second Mesa the mask has feathers on the top and diagonal hachures on the cheeks; at Third Mesa the mask has a gourd on top and no diagonal hachures on the cheeks. Fox skin ruff. The kachina wears a white shirt of handwoven, cotton cloth, a white kilt, and red moccasins, carries a rattle and a handful of natcis, bows decorated with feathers. Third Mesa The Soyal Kachina is the first kachina to appear at the time of the winter solstice. The Hopis believe that he taught them to make prayer offerings called pahos.
Fox skin ruff. Wears a woman's black dress, maiden's shawl, and white boots. She carries a knife and a burden basket. She is an ogre woman of Zuñi origin and accompanies Soyoko on her collecting trips but does not play a leading part. Some Hopis consider Atosle to be a male variant of Nataska, No. 29, but with a little shorter snout. Otherwise, the mask and costume are the same. Fewkes, 1903, shows the male form. Bunzel, 1932, shows the Zuñi female form. Page 28 29 Nata-aska Black Ogre Black case mask with large movable jaws, green crow foot painted on forehead.
They are not necessarily the source of all the information used in the descriptions, which also include hitherto unpublished material. Page 21 3 Ahöla Maid Germ God Maiden Half mask similar to many other kachina maidens. She wears a woman's costume and carries a tray of corn. Ahöla Mana appears with Ahöla at the Solstice Ceremony. Fewkes, 1903. 4 Qaletaqa Warrior Kachina Green case mask of either of two types: one with warrior marks on the cheeks, pop eyes, and a snout; and the other without warrior marks and with painted eyes and mouth.