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Mastop Hopi Kachina David Jensen

$980.00

Mastop Kachina hand-carved by Hopi artist, David Jensen

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Product Description

Mastop Kachina was hand carved by Hopi artist, David Jensen out of cottonwood root.  Mastop Hopi Kachina David Jensen

The Mastop Kachina is the second kachina to appear on Third Mesa. He is not present on Second or First Mesa. These Kachinas always arrive in pairs and come bounding out of the northwest on the next to the last day of the Soyal. As they rush into the village they beat all the dogs that they encounter using the short black and white staff which they carry for that purpose. Leaping about with many antic gestures, they make their way to the Chief Kiva where they talk in disguised voices with the Chief Kiva where they talk in disguised voices with the individuals inside and with each other. Then, as though suddenly becoming aware of the females in the audience, they dash madly into a cluster of women and grab their shoulders from behind and they give a series of small hops indicating copulation. Then they return to kiva and converse for a while before again dashing over to another group of women, repeating the action until nearly every woman present from child to the very oldest has been approached. All women, even the shy ones, do not avoid this embrace as it is a serious fertility rite despite the antic touches, which are never directed towards the women. Barton Wright, Kachinas: A Hopi Artist’s Documentary

Artist

David Jensen

Tribe

Hopi

Dimensions

Total with base Measures 8" high~Kachina measures 6-1/2" high by about 3"

Metal / Material

Cottonwood Root

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