Rare Antique Rio Grand Pueblo Katsina 20 Tall 1920’s to early 1930’s Kachina
June 4, 2019
The Katsinas from Rio Grande Pueblo (from now New Mexico) are much rarer than Hopi Katsinas although stylistically they are similar. They Rio Grande Pueblo Katsinas are usually made of pine wood, versus cottonwood by the Hopi. Age 1920’st to early 1930’s. Condition: Please refer to pictures, stable crack along body of Kachina, one of the arms was reattached, some paint loss commensurate with age. The turquoise color was once more deep blue and age turns it turquoise, one of the great signs of an authentic older katsina. Katsina primarily refers to the supernatural beings who are believed to visit Hopi and other Pueblo villagers during half of the year. Katsinas have the power to bring rain, exercise control over the weather, help in many of the everyday activities of the villagers, punish offenders of ceremonial or social laws, and, in general, to function as messengers between the spiritual domain and mortals. Katsinas are spiritual messengers. The item “Rare Antique Rio Grand Pueblo Katsina 20 Tall 1920’s to early 1930’s Kachina” is in sale since Wednesday, April 3, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Dolls & Kachinas”. The seller is “vidurainc” and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.