Crow Man Kachina
by Lauren Honyouti
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.
This wonderful kachina represents crow man, and displays fine
lines in the details of the feathers on either side of his head, the turquoise necklace around his neck, and the yucca reed in his hand. Crow Man
is a member of the warriors who make war on the clowns during the Plaza Dances. Here he is caught mid-step, ready to dispel any disobedience.
About Lauren Honyouti
Lauren Honyouti is the middle brother of the five Honyouti boys, and started carving full time in the early 1980's.