Wupamo katsina doll, made c. 1910 by a Hopi artist from wood, paint, feathers and string, anonymous gift in the name of Julia Johnson, in the collection of Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, USA. Hopi katsina figures or kachina dolls are figures carved, typically from cottonwood root, by Hopi people to teach girls about katsinas or katsinam, the immortal beings that bring rain and act as messengers between humans and the spirits. Wupamo katsina are guards, one of the Mongwi or Chief Katsinam. The Hopi tribe live in North East Arizona and have been making these katsina figures since the 19th century. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Wupamo katsina doll, made c. 1910 by a Hopi artist from wood, paint, feathers and string, anonymous gift in the name of Julia Johnson, in the collection of Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, USA. Hopi katsina figures or kachina dolls are figures carved, typically from cottonwood root, by Hopi people to teach girls about katsinas or katsinam, the immortal beings that bring rain and act as messengers between humans and the spirits. Wupamo katsina are guards, one of the Mongwi or Chief...
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