Eagle with Mudheads and Owl Story Kachina by Nate Jacob

Eagle with Mudheads and Owl Story
Kachina by Nate Jacob

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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 story kachina depicts two mudheads trying to keep the Eagle Dancer from soaring to reach the heavens. Notice the fine lines of the feather work on the eagle kachina, and the carved details on the mudheads and owl katchina coming out of a Kiva.

About Nate Jacob

Born in 1959 into the Tobacco Clan of the Hopi, Nate Jacob's unique style has earned him, numerous awards. He started carving in 1985 and was a student of Cecil Calnimptewa. His pieces reflect vivid and interesting visions carved in the Hopi tradition.