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BUTTERFLY KACHINA BY FERRELL ZEENA NATIVE AMERICAN BEADWORK

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Hopi artist, Ferrell Zeena usually carves wooden Kachina dolls but he also beads them too.  He flawlessly created this piece of beadwork with the peyote stitch.  A unique addition to your Hopi Kachina or Native American art collection.  Signed

4” tall x 2” long x 1  3/4” wide

The Butterfly Maiden represents the butterfly that lands on flowers, who guides the medicine man to ingredients that can be used in special ceremonies and to heal the sick.

Hopi people live primarily on three mesas in Northeastern Arizona.  In Hopi cosmology, the majority of katsinas reside on the Humphreys Peak, which is west of Hopiland.  Each year, throughout the period from winter solstice to mid-July, these spirits, in the form of katsinas, come down to the villages to dance and sing, to bring rain for the upcoming harvest, and to give gifts to the children.  The katsinas are known to be the spirits of deities, natural elements or animals, or the deceased ancestors of the Hopi.  Prior to each katsina ceremony, the men of the village will spend days studiously making figures in the likeness of the katsinam represented in that particular ceremony. The figures are then passed on to the daughters of the village by the Giver Kachina during the ceremony.  Following the ceremony, the figures are hung on the walls of the pueblo and are meant to be studied in order to learn the characteristics of that certain Kachina.

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Weight .5 lbs
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