The Poli Kachina is one of the most beautiful and colorful Hopi Kachinas. The Poli is a male butterfly dressed as a woman. He appears in the Katsina Night Dances in March. This dance is to prepare plants for germination and pollination for a healthy crop.
This 18” old style Kachina was carved by Hopi carver Cimmaron Grover in 2003.
About the artist
Hopi kachina carver Cimmaron Grover from Third Mesa, Arizona is the son of Andrew Carver. He is a member of the Water Clan.
Cimmaron is a young, traditional Hopi man. He works with his father Andrew Grover and together they live their lives with their cultural history as a daily guide. Cimmaron is a soft-spoken man from Hotevilla. His carvings are a unique blend of the Old Style and the Contemporary. He has a great feeling for the katsinam he creates and a true reverence for his Hopi ancestry.