Hopi Katsina Carving: Kokopelli Maiden


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Kokopelli Maiden Katsina

Cottonwood root Kokopelli Maiden by Hopi Carver Clyde Harris. Kokopelli Maiden both the Kokopelli and the Kokopelli Mana are involved in human reproduction and usually associated with petroglyphs with such respective symbolism. They both appear to the Hopi when the katsinas visit from February to June. Represents fertility and abundance for rain and crops. This carving is 9 inches.
Please note because of the delicate nature of the Katsina, there is a $150 shipping fee.

History of Katsinas

Katsina Carvings also known as Kachina Dolls are gifts given in hope of future, abundance, and health, as well as tools for education. Katsinas are traditionally carved from the roots of cottonwood trees and near the Hopi lands. The Hopi word for cottonwood root is paako, which means water wood. The cotton-wood root’s ability to seek and find abundant water, mirrors the ability of the katsina to do the same for the Hopi people. For the Hopi, Katsinas are the bridge the spiritual world and mortals. Each year Katsinas walk upon the earth and they dance to bring life.

There are more than 250 different Katsinas, each with its own separate attributes, representing everything from animals to abstract concepts.