Kwasaytaqa Kokopelli (Man in a Dress) Kachina Doll, by Ferris 'Spike" Satala, Hopi
Kwasaytaqa (Man in a Dress) Kachina Doll; The Female Kokopelli and Seed Planter
old style, contemporary work by distinctive and respected Spike Satala; this carver's Kokopellis never fail to resonate accuracy and appropriate styling of this particular and doll.
“Among the Hopis he is a Flute Player only when he borrows a flute to dance. Usually he appears in the Mixed Kachina Dances or sometimes in a Night Dance. Despite these relatively minor appearances, he is thought of as a seducer of girls, a bringer of babies, a tutelary of hunting, and an excellent subject for the carving of tihus or kachina dolls.” Wright, 1973
Cottonwood, natural pigments, domestic fowl feather
- About 10 1/2 inches tall, including feathers
- About 3 inch base