Hopi Kachina Dolls

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The Hopi Kachina doll, sometimes called a Katsina, has a long and fascinating cultural history. Carved from cottonwood root, the dolls were originally created to share the likeness of spirits in order to teach children about the history of their tribe.

It is also long believed that for six months of the year, the spirits come down from the mountains and inhabit the Kachina dolls to bring luck, amusement, a strong harvest, preferable weather, and more. During this time, many celebrations are held where Hopi tribe members dress as the Kachina dolls and act out dances and traditions during the ceremonies.

Each Kachina doll is completely unique because it is made by hand. There are many types of Kachina dolls, over 900, each with its own name, personality, and traits. Within Hopi culture, Kachina dolls are much respected items and considered a truly wonderful gift to own. Shop our vast collection of Hopi Kachina dolls and discover the beauty these cultural art pieces show.