Kachina Masks

Hopi Kachinas are supernatural - they are the spirit essence of everything in the world. The Pueblo people of the Southwestern states in the U.S. conduct annual ceremonies for rain, fertility, and well being of their people. There, masked male dancer/spirits intercede on behalf of mortals to the important deity they represent. These Kachina dancers teach children about religion and social values. Wooden sculptures are gifts received from masked dancers in ceremonies.

They are sacred and not to be copied.

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Students draw fom their own experiences to create masks

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