Vintage Hopi 25 OGRE'S UNCLE KACHINA DOLL Katsina Carved by Womack Pavatea c60s. For your consideration is this fabulous, very detailed and high quality handcrafted vintage Ogre's Uncle kachina doll by renown Hopi carver Womato Pavatea. This particular kachina was carved in the mid 1960s and features a feather headdress and horsehair that comes over his face.He wears a cloak of fur, a shell bracelet, a leather and shell rattle on his right leg, a yarn wrap on his left leg and his brown carved moccasins are adorned with leather fringe. Measures approx 25 tall and hallmarked by the famous Hopi carver. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. A fabulous, quite large and imposing figure that, most remarkably of all, is a free-standing katsina! The Black Ogre's Uncle.
Arrives with the Black Ogre. Threatens to physically harm people, Nata-aska and Tahaum Soyoko dance and brandish their weapons.
These Ogres are all disciplinarians who appear around the time of the. Ogres carry a saw (sometimes a knife) as well as a bow and arrows for hunting. Their outstanding feature is their long, flapping jaws, which they can clack quite loudly. The purpose of these Katsinam is to reinforce the Hopi way of life to the children of the Pueblo. These Ogres accompany Soyok Wuhti on her trip to collect food from the children.
As a means of discipline, children are told the Ogres can swallow them whole, unless they are good little children. The fierce and threatening behavior of these Katsinam strikes fear into the children, but they are eventually saved from imminent danger by the people of their Pueblo. Anglos would call these Katsinam the boogymen. Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my store for more selections of authentic Native American arts and collectibles!We offer a large selection of the highest quality hand carved kachinas made by the most elite and famous carvers of each respective tribe! If you like our products, please add me to your FAVORITES list or consider subscribing to our newsletter for updates on newly listed items, sales and special promotions.
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The seller is "pizzazz307" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.