Nevada Public Radio Online Auction – Western States Public Radio
Auction Ends: Feb 27, 2010 04:00 PM PST

Arts & Collectibles

Black Bear Hopi Katsina Doll in Traditional Style

Item Number
NAU-024
Estimated Value
$300 USD
Sold
$200 USD to dobiebur
Number of Bids
3  -  Bid History

Item Description

Black Bear Hopi katsina doll carved in the traditional Hopi style by Vernon Mansfield, one of 19 carvers featured in Traditional Hopi Katsinas, published in 2000 by Jonathan Day.   Vernon, born in 1931, is among the Hopi elders who have created a resurgence in traditional katsina carving.  Bear Katsinam appear most often in the Soyohim or Mixed Dances of springtime and are believed to be powerful and capable of curing illness. These dolls, made of cottonwood root, are given to little girls by Hopi kachinas at the winter Bean Dance Ceremony and the summer Going-Home Ceremony.  Height is 11 inches.

Special Instructions

Can be picked up prior to March 1, 2011, at Tsakurshovi, located 1.5 mi. east of Hopi Cultural Center on Hwy. 264, in the heart of the Hopi reservation, or shipped to winning bidder upon request.  Cost of shipping and insurance will be added to winning bid.

 

Item offered by KNAU, Arizona Public Radio

Donated By:

Tsakurshovi

We would like to thank our sponsors....

We'd Like to Thank Our Sponsors

Sponsor Tracking Image Sponsor Tracking Image Sponsor Tracking Image Sponsor Tracking Image Sponsor Tracking Image Sponsor Tracking Image Sponsor Tracking Image Sponsor Tracking Image Sponsor Tracking Image