Kachina - Hopi Koyemsi "Mudhead", CKMBG20-22

A Hopi Koyemsi (Mudhead) kachina.

8" H X 4" W

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  • Title: Koyemsi, “Mudhead”

    Culture: Hopi

    Maker: Unknown


    Materials: Wood, cotton string, feathers, pigment

    Signed? No

    The Koyemsi, unlike most other Katsinas, do no represent, "God" figures. They generally act as clowns and entertainers during the serious dancers, reminding us of our humanity. They were the first people to arrive in this world through the Sipapu, which is why they are covered in mud. 

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