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You bring the adventurous spirit,
we'll supply the archaeology!

Unusual Flat Kachina, Hopi, Carved cottonwood, 1.5 x 2.5 x 6.5 inches.  1 available, $60.

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Please browse and shop, as each purchase directly helps our museum.  The website allows PayPal payments, but if you prefer we would be happy to take your order over the phone.  During the pandemic we are closed, so phone sales can only be conducted Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, from 9am-4pm Mountain Standard Time.  We will get the package mailed to you as quickly as possible!  And once again, THANK YOU for your support!

Kachinas are spirit beings that inhabit and control nature.  Once found only amongst the prehistoric and historic Pueblos, the art of carving representations of these nature spirits is now found in other southwestern tribes as well.  There can be hundreds of different kachinas, including many not recognized as "real" by the modern Pueblo peoples.  Each is identified by the mask and clothing it wears, and by what objects it carries.

Kachinas