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There are many “styles” of Kachina Dolls.
e are wonderful old antique dolls, that are getting ver
rare an
d also very pricy. But they are wonderful pieces.
There are d
olls that actually are great sculptures, and are
highly detailed
. (Our Hopi friends call these “White Guy”
kachinas.) The tou
rist trade made these popular.
Our focus is on the “n
ew traditional” dolls, as they are clo
to those found in Hopi ho
mes. They are carved from
cottonwood root, and genera
lly are decorated with natura
pigments (rather than acrylics)
. Some are crude, some are
fancy. But in today’s world, they b
est represent the Hopi
Kachina tradition.