by Sterling MacRae
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 Koshare kachinas are both sacred
and wicked, and their actions are considered humorous and exaggerated. Koshare Clown kachinas are often shown with watermelons or other
objects that poke fun at human nature.
About Sterling MacRae
Being of Hopi decent, this carver has won numerous awards.