Comanche Land Protector Carving by Bryce Quamahongnewa, Hopi
Comanche Land Protector Carving by Bryce Quamahongnewa, Hopi cotton wood, pigment 11" high x 3.5" wide x 3.5" deep
Known as Komantci or Turtumsi, this kachina is originally not of the Hopi, but was converted to a Hopi Kachina. It represents a neighboring tribe of the Hopi’, which is the Comanche Tribe. This Kachina is the protector of the Comanche land, and is usually seen as social dance figure when participating in ceremonies.