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Navajo Kachina Dolls
Here at Alltribes Native American Art we deal directly with several Navajo Kachina artists in the great American Southwest.
A Navajo Kachina doll is a spirit being in western Pueblo cosmology and religious practices. In later times, a kachina Doll cult had spread to more eastern Pueblos. The term also refers to the Kachina dancers, a masked member of the tribe who dress up as a Navajo Kachina Doll spirit for religious ceremonies..
A Navajo Kachina Doll can represent anything in the natural world or cosmos, from a revered ancestor to an element, a location, a quality, a natural phenomenon, or a concept. There are more than 400 different Kachinas in Hopi and Pueblo cultures. Navajo Kachinas are understood as having human-like relationships; they may have uncles, sisters, and grandmothers, and may marry and have children. Although not worshiped, each is viewed as a powerful being who, if given veneration and respect, can use their particular power for human good, bringing rainfall, healing, fertility, or protection.
Navajo Kachina Dolls are the most sought pieces of Native American Indian art. Navajo Kachina Dolls come in all shapes and sizes. We have a wide variety of top of the line Navajo Kachinas, Pueblo Kachinas, Mudhead Kachina Dolls, Eagle Kachina Dolls, and more.