Kachina Doll

Kachina Doll

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Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund.

Kachina Doll (Kokopol), late 19th century.

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Brooklyn Museum

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Brooklyn Museum

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Kachina

Kachina dolls are figures made by Native American.Kachina figures were teaching tool to children about Hopi religion, so every home had their own. While some dolls represent people or animals, others represent natural forces. They are decorated with feathers, hair, and sticks. There are hundreds of Kachinas, so it's very hard to classify them.

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