Butterfly and Hopi Maiden Kachina
by Alfred "Bo" Loahquahu
About the kachina
Kachinas are given in hope of future wealth and wellbeing, and are often used teaching tool the next generation. These figures
bridge young and old, as well as teach non-natives about the spiritual world. Each year, Kachinas come to bring life and renewal, when they return
to the spiritual world they take the prayers of the native people with them.
The Butterfly Maiden, is one of the most popular kachina figures
representing a woman's dance personage. The Hopi Maiden often appears with household ware, and based on her color represents a prayer for corn
(yellow corn in this case). Placing this kachina in your home shows respect for Mother Earth and reminds us to be thankful.
About Alfred "Bo" Lomahquahu
Alfred "Bo" Lomahquahu was born in 1954 and raised in the small Hopi village of Bacavi in Northern Arizona. He
is a favorite Hopi kachina carver who pieces are interesting due to their extraordinary design and color contrasts.