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It is told that Kachinas came into being from the belief that their ancestors came from the underworld of Mother Earth. The dolls were made for religious and educational purposes.  The Hopi Kachinas are the only true Kachinas and are usually made from the cottonwood root. They are very different from the Navajo Kachina. They are very delicately carved and the dolls are more costly.   Either one brings beautiful art to the home. 

 "The Kachina with man-like body and mask-type head symbolize any and everything in which man has an interest.  The art, the drama, the poetry, and the meaning of the Kachina flourishes in Hopi-land, Navajo land and other lands to this day".1

 

Each of these Navajo Kachinas are individually handcrafted and hand painted. No two are alike in feathers or clothing. We will try our best to fill your order with your preferred color, but all characters are not available in all colors at all times.

 

 Navajo versions of the Kachina doll do not hold any major religious or cultural beliefs around the Kachina dolls, however, they bring to their craft an unique eye and artistic style that is not possible in other Native American Kachinas. Though the Navajo Kachina dolls borrow much of their posture and basic symbolism from the Hopi Kachinas, the Navajo are far more free to design and decorate their dolls with a rich flourish that would ultimately spoil the religious significance of their pieces. Navajo Kachina dolls have a beauty all their own. Navajo Kachina dolls are machine worked and then assembled by hand. This allows them to be produced in higher numbers than the individually detailed Hopi Kachinas. Once assembled, the Navajo Kachinas are painted and decorated by hand.  This allows them to be produced in higher numbers than the individually detailed Hopi Kachinas.

 

 

 

 

 
   
The Three Horn Kachina is a warrior who dances furiously, making pleasant and rhythmic sounds. He is a guard Kachina and represents swiftness and action.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Price
Color
 

The Three Horn Warrior

 
When a snake is found, this Kachina captures the snake and dances with it, usually in his mouth. When the dance is completed, the Kachina returns the snake to its home and sends a message with the snake to ask the gods to bring rain.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Price
Color

Snake

 
This mystical Kachina is rarely seen, but serves many important purposes to ensure a complete ceremony. His exact purpose is not known.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

Price
Color

 

Red Tail Hawk

 
This Kachina dances for the gods to bring rain, which is essential for the growth of crops. He also protects homes by warding off witchcraft.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Price
Color

Roadrunner

 
The Ram is a game animal said to have the power to cure the ill and bring rain.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

The Ram

 
This extremely colorful Kachina stands for peace and harmony between tribes.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

Rainbow

 
Like most animal Kachinas, the Buffalo dances to increase his kind. This Kachina is very well known and is the most powerful. He can kill any evil thoughts and is a great spiritual protector.

 

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 
Size
Color

Buffalo

 
The Badger is known for his wisdom and his ability to cure the sick through prayers. He has great knowledge of roots and herbs and is responsible for their growth.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

 

Badger

 
The Bear Kachina appears in the Mixed Dance. This great and powerful leader possesses spiritual strength used to protect and cure the sick. The Bear Kachina is considered to be the number two healer for the people. His knowledge of herbs and roots gives him the power to heal the sick. The Bear symbolizes power, strength, courage, wisdom and healing. Only the Badger Kachina has more power for healing.

 

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

Bear

 
The Fancy Dancer is much like the Hoop Dancer. His purpose is to entertain the audience by using his colorful and exquisite staff. The feather fan headdress is meant for passing along prayers.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

 

Fancy Dancer

 
The First Mesa Kachina dance is used to encourage growth in crops, particularly corn. In their semi-arid land, it is absolutely essential to the people to have supernaturals on their side. The First Mesa Kachina leads the passage to all the other mesas so that the rituals may be carried out. It is believed that the supernaturals have certain powers that the First Mesas do not have, and the First Mesas in return possess things that their supernaturals desire.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

First Mesa

 
This Kachina is beneficial to agriculture because he destroys harmful rodents. He symbolizes intelligence, wisdom, and a good hunt.
 

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

Owl

 
Represents happiness brought from a successful harvest.

 

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches $48.00

 

Size
Color

Hemis

 
He possesses the power to cure and prevent sickness by mixing herbs. Most tribal members go to him for advice.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

Medicine Man

 
The Angry Warrior Kachina is a very important war Kachina and acts as a policeman to secure the village.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

 

Angry Warrior

 
Aholi aids in bringing moisture to the village. Aholi occurs only on Third Mesa. He is a beautiful Kachina; the many colors on his cloak are said to represent the flowers and brightness of summer. Aholi is a spiritual leader.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

 


 

 

Aholi Chief

 
The Apache Crown Dancer Kachina is also known as the Mountain Spirit Dancer. He possesses the power to heal and treats his patients by blowing away the sickness.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

 Apache Crown

 
The Antelope is a game animal whose purpose is to dance for others of his kind. This Kachina also aids in bringing rain, making the grass grow, and ensuring there is plentiful food for the future.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

Antelope

 
Named for the beautiful butterflies that land on flowers and herbs. Butterfly directs the medicine man to ingredients that can be used in medicine. The Butterfly Kachina brings together unmarried men and women. During the butterfly social dance they appear as a pair, one female and one male.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

Size
Color

 

Butterfly

 
Also known as the Planet Kachina, this unique doll represents the spirit of the stars and planets. Legend has it that years ago on the reservations, aliens would come to visit the Indian people and give them advice on hunting and reproduction of crops.

 

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

Chasing Star

 
The Deer Kachina is much like all game animals and dances to bring more of his kind. The staff that is held in each hand represents the front legs of the deer.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

Deer

 
There are several types of Ogre Kachinas. The most common is the White Ogre, which represents good. The Black Ogre is used to threaten small children when they misbehave. He is called the boogyman.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

 

 

Ogre

 
A male animal spirit messenger to the rain gods. His songs are prayers for plentiful animal life, and symbolic of their self-sacrifice as food supply to sustain life.

6 inches $30.00

10 inches $36.00

12 inches 48.00

 

Size
Color

Cow

 

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