Originally, the kachina doll was devised as a teaching tool given to pueblo children as part of their cultural and religious training. It is estimated that there are more than 250 different kachinas with several new additions added periodically.
Each Kachina has a specific function and is believed to be the spirit of an animal, bird, plant, object, place or person. The ancestral kachinas were benevolent entities who once lived among the people to teach basic skills.
This Kachina was created by Mary E Largo and is approx. 10.5" Tall.