Vintage and Antique Katsina Dolls

All groups of Pueblo people made Katsina dolls (commonly known as Kachina dolls), but those of the Hopi are most famous. Known as tihu in the Hopi language, the Katsina dolls were not playthings like dolls in the European tradition. Rather, they were religious objects with an educational and instructional purpose. Carved from the root of the cottonwood tree, Katsina dolls were traditionally made by men and usually given to girls,...Continue Reading