Double Red Bearded Longhair Kachina Carving
Kachinas are masked and costumed dancers representing various spiritual and natural aspects of life. They are guardians and messengers who bestow blessings and nurture life. The Red Bearded Long Hair is known as Tawa Angak’china, this is one of the most favored Kachinas among the Hopi. They are appreciated because of the beautiful songs and dances that they do in the spring. His main purpose is to bring rain to the people and their crops. Their long hair is worn loosely down the back, resembling the falling rain. These Kachinas appear in the Niman Ceremony. This purchase allows Native Americans to continue to be employed in their traditional craft. Carved by Roger and Grace Pino of the Navajo Tribe in New Mexico. Approximately 10 inches tall. Carved from wood and painted by hand.