Category Archives: Kachina Katsina

The Niman Ceremony

The Niman Ceremony

July is here, meaning Niman is nearly upon us! In accordance with the Hopi calendar, Niman takes place shortly after Summer Solstice as we move from Katsina season to Non-Katsina season. Also called “The Going Home of the Katsina,” Niman is a ceremony to say goodbye to the winter and spring Katsinam. During this beautiful… Continue Reading

Wuyak-kuita the Broadface Katsina

Every spiritual path has its protectors. The Puebloan belief system employs Katsinam to act as guards during ceremonies and as guides for mankind.   Dolls and figurines have always played a sacred role in spiritual and cultural ritual and ceremony. The Katsina doll isn’t a toy; rather it is a symbol of the Katsina that… Continue Reading

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