Left-Handed Story Kachina
by Nate Jacob
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 is a stunning story kachina that depicts
a bear hunt in magnificent detail. The left-handed kachina is an excellent hunter and sometimes appears in the mixed dance and Powamu ceremony.
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.