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Crow Mother Kachina by Bennett Sockyma, Hopi

Crow Mother Kachina by Bennett Sockyma, Hopi

Regular price $750.00 Sale

Crow Mother Kachina
by Bennett Sockyma, Hopi
cottonwood, pigment
11" tall x 5" wide x 3.5" deep

Crow Mother is called the Mother of all kachinas. She appears in the Powamu ceremony, marking the start of the planting season, a very important rite. Crow Mother is usually portrayed holding a basket of corn. At the start of Powamu, the kachina supervises the initiation of children into the kachina culture. In this depiction, Crow Mother is carrying a basket with the ears of corn, one blue, one yellow, and one red.