Category Archives: Hopi Calendar

April is Hopi Kwiyamuya

April is Hopi Kwiyamuya

The Hopi people are known for their peaceful nature and isolated lifestyle. Their culture is filled with spiritual reverence and community service. Throughout the life of a Hopi milestones are celebrated with gifts of various Katsinam which are given to mark achievements and honors. The Katsinam play a vital role in ceremonies and celebrations. Katsinam… Continue Reading

Native American Crafted Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Native American Crafted Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not stop at Kachina House and get her something you know she’ll love? Big box stores sell mainstream jewelry at overly high prices. At Kachina House, all of our jewelry is 100% authentic Native American made. Check out some of our most treasured pieces:   Native… Continue Reading

The Talangva Season

  Talangva is a type of beginning and an end. During this season there is much song and dance that concludes with the Niman ceremony. Niman is a sixteen-day ceremony that is also known as the Home Going ceremony. It celebrates the Katsinam returning to their spirit world in the San Francisco Peaks outside of… Continue Reading

The Hopi Ceremonial Calendar

  The Hopi people have their own unique calendar that coincides with the cycles of the sun. The ceremonial calendar is divided into two sections—Katsina Season and non-Katsina Season.   During the summer months of the non-Katsina Season, Hopi villagers operate on a regular harvesting schedule. This time includes the Tala’paamuya (August), Nasanmuya (September), Toho’osmuy… Continue Reading

Hopi Womens’ Society Ceremonial Basket Dance: Nasanmuya

Baskets have played and continue to play a significant role in many Native American traditions, including the Hopi, indigenous people located on three high and rocky mesas in North Central Arizona.   Hopi are very spiritual people who center their lives on their beliefs. Many ceremonial dances throughout the sacred Hopi Calendar utilize baskets for… Continue Reading