Category Archives: Hopi Katsina Dolls

An Exploration of Hopi Clown Culture

An Exploration of Hopi Clown Culture

Like minstrel shows of the early 19th century, which were an unfolding of outlandish entertainment, satire, and comic slapstick used to shatter taboos and also reinforce stereotypes, the practice of Hopi clowning, known as “Tsukulalwa,” often accomplished the same. Clowning societies helped sculpt the foundations of Hopi ceremony and ritual. While outsiders may have taken… Continue Reading

The Art of Native American Sculpting and Carving

The Art of Native American Sculpting and Carving

At Kachina House we offer a variety of different carving arts. If you are interested in Native American culture, you’re probably aware of how important carvings are to the history of many Native American tribes. Carvings of wood, stone, and other materials, are a major art form in Native American culture and have a rich… Continue Reading

Learn About the Hunter Katsinam

Learn About the Hunter Katsinam

During Hakitonmuya the Hopi people work together to prepare for the growing season. A time when the earliest crops are planted, special dishes are prepared from cornmeal and much hunting is done, each individual is given specific tasks to complete. Men are tasked with hunting duties and there are certain hunter Katsinam that represent this… Continue Reading