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a masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit

a deified spirit of the Pueblo people

a carved doll wearing the costume of a particular Pueblo spirit

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For two startling objects that resemble wooden versions of blow-up toys listed as "Large Hand Carved Cottonwood Hopi Indian Kachina Dolls" the seller says: "Unfortunately I know very little about Kachina dolls in general and even less about these in particular.
Providing opportunities for non-Hopi students to research and discover that meaning is essential if kachina dolls or other Hopi objects are to be introduced in conventional classrooms.
Likewise James, the carver of kachina dolls, embodiments of ancestral spirits in wood.
The kachina dolls of the Hopi flowered in the nineteenth century, when the Hopi tribe came into contact with Spanish and Mexican folk art and sought to meet touristic demands for dolls.
I am also interested in the carving of Kachina dolls and other kinds of native carving and wood craft.
The clasps include a caricature of Jimmy Carter, a miniature cowboy hat, Hopi kachina dolls, a token from a Nevada brothel, and slag from a copper mine.
One of my female Native American patients who suffered a brain injury makes Kachina dolls (spiritual representations carved from wood).
And then there is the Navajo production of kachina dolls when the word "kachina" and the doll are actually Hopi.
Chris Ewer and his Cal-Diego teammates--Jim Russell, Bill Palmer, Keith Rheinhardt, and Phil Santos--won Kachina dolls for their first-place finish at the Arizona PVA/ATA Trapshoot.
Our people must fully understand the traditions of their people before they can legitimately make Kachina dolls (or other Hopi artifacts.
The unique kachina dolls they created embodied these values; they were a community.
The Hopi Kachina Dolls are carved by society men out of cotton wood roots that are recovered from river washes in the Southwest, each reflecting accurately the Katsina clothing of the dancer, and are carried during the dance in which that Katsina appears.
in historic and contemporary pottery, jewelry, basketry, and kachina dolls (representing ancestral spirits).