Tablita doll – not a kachina – HOPI
- Reference: EDNA1082
- Origin: 2nd Mesa, Arizona, USA
- Period: Circa 1990-2000
- Height: 36,2 cm
- Materials: Wood, deer skin, metal, cotton and wool trade cloth, glass and metal beads, silver and turquoise brooch, mirror incrustations, feathers.
- Price: 200€
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This pueblo doll represents the “tablita” dance, which is led in the Spring for the good rain and the prosperity of crops and all kinds of seeds.
On the tablita are pictured the sunflowers and on top the clouds charged with rain and snow. The beaded necklace is the traditional jewelry among the Pueblo tribe, the green wool in the hands is the symbol of the evergreen from the spruce tree.
This doll is a contemporary creation, nevertheless this figure carries a lot of the Pueblo culture and for that reason is not commonly found at present.