The Hemis Katsina is probably the most beautiful and best known of all Hopi Katsinas. His elaborate headdress, called a. Is partly responsible for his beauty.
His body is painted with black corn smut with light colored half moons on the chest. He wears a kilt, which has been elaborately embroidered. The tableta is painted with phallic and cloud symbols and capped with feathers. He appears in the Home Dance or Niman Ceremony. No other katsinas, neither clowns nor side dancers appear with the line of Hemis except the Hemis Manas.It is interesting to note that at Hopi, they refer to the Hemis Katsina as having come from the Rio Grande Jemez Pueblo of New Mexico. At Jemez Pueblo, they refer to a similar dance as a Hopi dance. We do our best to pack them well, but due to their fragile nature and even with the best packing, small pieces can break.
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