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National Parks Store: Hopi Katsinas Trunk Show


During this festive trunk show, explore a remarkable selection of old-style and full-figure katsinas from the finest Hopi artists.

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Hopi Katsina dolls have captured the public imagination for more than a century. Traditionally, katsina dolls are used as teaching tools, carved representations of the Katsinam, the spirit messengers of the universe. Appearing to Hopi in the form of clouds, the Katsinam appear in physical form in Hopi villages between the winter solstice and the beginning of the monsoon season in July. Different Katsinam represent different aspects of life and help teach children desired behavior. Children who misbehave are often threatened with being given to a Katsina!

Hopi girls receive the dolls as gifts beginning in infancy to teach them about the responsibilities they bear as women in the community. The dolls are carved by initiated Hopi men using cottonwood roots; in earlier days, all katsina dolls were colored with natural dyes, which made them non-toxic for a teething baby to handle. The dolls created for the open market, however, sport modern dyes and paints.

During this festive trunk show, explore a remarkable selection of old-style and full-figure katsinas from the finest Hopi artists. Attend talks about the history of this traditional Hopi art form at 11 AM & 2 PM. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and shop!



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Event Tags: American Indian, carvings, culture, educational, handmade, history, katsinas, show, traditional

Date:
Saturday, January 2
Time:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free

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