Hopi Kachina Doll -The White Bear Kachina by Philbert Poleyestewa Fantastic
Presented tonight is this very impressive Hopi Kachina doll depicting Hon, the White Bear Kachina. The Bear Kachina, in addition to being a Warrior Kachina, is also the most powerful of all the Healing Kachinas. This duality of strengths make him a very important Kachina indeed. He is very impressively expressed here by Philbert Polyestewa, of Moencopi, a young and very talented carver, who is quickly making a name for himself. Philbert came to see me today, immediately after taking part in the Bean Dance, in Moencopi, which is held before dawn.
This lovely doll stands 7 inches tall, and is beautifully carved from Cottonwood root. It would be a great addition to any Kachina doll collection, created by a recognized carver and an always popular subject.