Cradle Doll Katsina Of Cottonwood

By Spencer Nutima, Hopi

Animal: Katsina, Material: Wood
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Carved from the traditional material of cottonwood root, this is 'Ha hai Wuhti,' or Cradle Doll, the protector of babies. The cotton string and flat back from which to hang this katsina is in keeping with the style of presentation seen in Native homes. All hand-carved and hand-painted, about 9" tall, 3 1/4" wide and 3/8" at thickest part. Signed by the artist.