Black Ogre Kachina
by Danny Nasingoetewa
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 Black Ogre, "Nataska", is a fearsome
disciplinarian for Hopi children. He carries a saw which he would use to make dreadful scraping noises as he comes to collect food. He has
been captured mid-step as he dances to discipline the village children to keep them safe.
About Danny Nasingoetewa
Danny Nasingoetewa is a Hopi kachina carver who has gained popularity through the years and has won many awards.