Hopi Kachina carved into a cottonwood root,7.50" high and 3" wide.The doll represents the anger.The colors have a meaning,the north for yellow,south for red,white for east,blue for the west and black for the zenith.
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In the Hopi religion (the Hopis are Indians of Arizona) every thing in the world takes two forms, a visible form and a spiritual form. For example, the steam that escapes from hot food is its spiritual form that will join the clouds, which does not change the visible shape of the food. The Kachinas dolls are the reincarnations of the spiritual form returned in the clouds. In religious ceremonies, the Kachinas carry the prayers of humans. The Indians pray for rain and abundant crops, good health, abundant game.
The Kachinas are friends and guests, they bring gifts and food. They also teach good behavior and the consequences of bad behavior. The Kachinas appear to the Hopi people in a physical form, dancing and singing in the various ceremonies.
They arrive at the end of December at the winter solstice first the villages of the 3rd Mesa (a Mesa is a high plateau) then in February in the second and then the first Mesa.