Hopi Katsina Carving: Warrior Mouse


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Warrior Mouse

Cottonwood Root Warrior Mouse by Hopi Carver. Warrior Mouse Katsina is a hero to the Hopi of Second Mesa for having rid the people of a troublesome chicken-hawk they had been unable to eliminate from the Mesa. The Mouse Warrior tricked the chicken-hawk into impaling itself on a stake thus becoming a hero to the people. This carving is 15 inches x 6 inches.
(Please note because of the delicate nature of the Katsina, there is a minimum $150 packing and 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.