Two vintage Hopi Kachina dance rattles. Aya Katsina (Kachina): This Hopi Pueblo Aya Katsina doll is also known as the Rattle Katsina. His painted loincloth, red skirt, black neck ruff and black arm and leg ties were added to the all-wood carving. He was carved with good body proportions and painted with fine detail.
Many types of katsinas carry a rattle, called aaya or aya, in one hand when they participate in a plaza dance. The rattle is made from a dried, painted gourd and filled with pebbles or dry corn kernels and then fitted with a wooden handle. It makes a clattering sound as it is shaken. This item measures 11.5 inches tall, 3.5 in wide and 5 in deep.
His body is 6.75 in long. Hopi Rattle: This Hopi Rattle is unsigned. It features a flying owl chasing a small rat or mouse. This item measures 7.5 in tall by 4 inches wide.The handle is 3.25 inches and has a drilled hole for a carrying strap. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Dolls & Kachinas". The seller is "galw001" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.