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A little history of the Kachina Doll. 
The Kachinas are known to be the spirits of deities, natural elements or animals, or the deceased ancestors of the Hopi. Prior to each Kachinas ceremony, the men of the village will spend days studiously making figures in the likeness of the Kachina represented in that particular ceremony. The figures are then passed on to the daughters of the village by the Giver Kachina during the ceremony. Following the ceremony, the figures are hung on the walls of the pueblo and are meant to be studied in order to learn the characteristics of that certain Kachina. Edward Kennard, co-author of Hopi Kachinas, says concerning the purpose of the Kachina figure, “Essentially it is a means of education; it is a gift at dance-time; it is a decorative article for the home, but above all it is a constant reminder of the Kachinas."

Navajo Kachina dolls are figures carved, typically from cottonwood root. Kachina doll making is part of the culture and tradition of the Navajo native tribe. Although unlike Hopi and other Kachinas, the Kachina dolls of Navajo do not have deeper connection to the beliefs of the Navajo people, many centuries ago, native tribes including Navajo tribe used Kachinas to pray to the spirits for abundant harvest, good weather and good life. Each tribe may have their own design and structure of Kachina dolls.



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#U103-49952, Spider Woman and her role in Native American creation hand in hand with the idea of the Earth as a motherly womb that gave birth to all life-forms.  She represents feminine creativity in all life.  Hand carved by "Bert Jones", a Navajo-Hopi Artist, the Kachina is hand carved out of Cottonwood Root, about 11-1/2" Tall by 4" wide, $65

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#U103-49216, This Mudhead Kachina measures about 9" tall is 3-1/2" wide,
 The Mudhead represents: Always carried by a friend who was blind, together they were able to hunt and travel. The paralyzed Kachina is often carried by a Mudhead, This is signed by the Navajo artist "Jacida Loley", $30

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#U103-44990, This Black ogre Kachina measures about 8-1/2" tall with the removable mask & is about 3-1/2" wide,
Black ogre helps discipline small children who are naughty.,
This is signed by the Navajo artist "Jacida Loley", $35

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#U103-49212, This Fox Kachina measures about 8-1/2" tall is 3-1/2" wide,
 The Fox represents the spirit of the fox. He appears in mixed Kachina dances as a runner.
This is signed by the Navajo artist "Jacida Loley", $30

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#U103-49214, This Chief Kachina measures about 9" tall with the removable mask & is 5" wide,
The Chief Kachina represents: great power of knowledge
. This is signed by the Navajo artist "Jacida Loley", $35

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#U103-49954, This Blue Kachina measures about 13-1/4" tall by 3-1/2" wide, she represents, named by the color of corn they carry.
Their presence symbolizes the people’s prayer for corn and a bountiful harvest
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 Hand carved by "Bert Jones", a Navajo-Hopi Artist, the Kachina is hand carved out of Cottonwood Root, $65

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#U103-44984, This Sun Face Kachina measures about 8-1/2" tall with the removable mask & is 4" wide,
The Sun Face Kachina Represents shelter for the old, a bright future, warmth and playfulness for the young. This is signed by the Navajo artist "Jacida Loley", $35

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#U103-44988, This Buffalo Warrior Kachina measures about 8" tall with the removable mask & is 3-1/2" wide,
Buffalo Warrior Assures that there will be plenty of food to get them through the winter. This is signed by the Navajo artist "Jacida Loley", $28

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#U103-49956, This Cloud Maiden Kachina measures about 10-1/4" tall by 3" wide, Cloud  Maiden- Represents the clouds in the sky, brings moisture for crops..
 Hand carved by "Bert Jones", a Navajo-Hopi Artist, the Kachina is hand carved out of Cottonwood Root, $55

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Kachina
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#U103-49958, This Blue Kachina measures about 12-3/4" tall by 3" wide, she represents, In ancient Indian legend, the flute player was the symbol of happiness and joy.
 Hand carved by "Bert Jones", a Navajo-Hopi Artist, the Kachina is hand carved out of Cottonwood Root, $65

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#U103-44994, This Navajo doll represents Navajo women in traditional dress, this are painstakingly hand crafted by the Navajo artist "Edith Baker", $30

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#U103-49222,  Folks these are miniature Kachina Dolls, These are painstakingly hand crafted with great detail,  This Sun Kachina measures about 1-1/2" tall is about 1" wide over all.  The Sun Kachina represents: Represents warmth, shelter for the old, bright future, and playfulness for the young., $18

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#U103-49234, Folks these are miniature Kachina Dolls, These are painstakingly hand crafted with great detail,  This Chipmunk Kachina measures about 1-1/2" tall is about 1" wide over all.  The Chipmunk Kachina represents: The Chipmunk Kachina is a racer with great agility. The Chipmunk Kachina is very fast on his feet and generally beats his opponents, $18

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#U103-49232, Folks these are miniature Kachina Dolls, These are painstakingly hand crafted with great detail,  This Eagle Kachina measures about 1-1/2" tall is about 1" wide over all. The Eagle represents both strength and power, $18

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Kachina
#U103-49224,  Folks these are miniature Kachina Dolls, These are painstakingly hand crafted with great detail,  This Chief Kachina measures about 1-1/2" tall is about 1" wide over all. The Chief represents:  The Chief Kachina represents: great power of knowledge, $18

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#U103-49228, Folks these are miniature Kachina Dolls, These are painstakingly hand crafted with great detail,  This Mudhead Kachina measures about 1-1/2" tall is about 1" wide over all. The Mudhead represents: Always carried by a friend who was blind, together they were able to hunt and travel. The paralyzed Kachina is often carried by a Mudhead, $18

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