Kachina - Hopi Koyemsi "Chief Mudhead", CKMBG20-11

A Hopi Koyemsi, "Chief Mudhead".

14" H X 5" W

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  • Title: “Chief Mudhead”

    Culture: Hopi

    Maker: Unknown, maybe decipherable


    Materials: wood, animal skin, feather, felt, feather, cotton cord,

    Signed?: Yes

    The Koyemsi, unlike most other Katsinas, does not represent a "God" figure. They entertain the audiences, act as clows and essentially remind us of the humanity in all of us. They were the first people to arrive in this world and came through the Sipapau, which is why they are covered in mud.