Badger Kachina by Hopi carver Eric Roy. The 8 ” Kachina on a 2" base is carved from cottonwood root in the traditional Hopi manner.
The Badger Kachina, Honan Kachina, are members of the Honanin Clan. The Badger Kachinas are included in a group of animal kachinas that are healers. Badger Kachinas are a Curing Kachina that the Honanin Clan brought from the Ancient Village of Kisiwu. They provide Herbal Medicine and represent the Medicinal Hopi Culture. Their Knowledge of Herbs and Roots give them the Power to Heal the Sick. Prayers for the Growth of Healing Herbs are given to Badger Kachina. The Badger Kachina is the most Powerful Healer. Badger Kachinas also serve as a Messenger for Rain.
Hopi carver Eric Roy from Third Mesa comes from a family of Kachina carvers.
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About the artist
Hopi carver Eric Roy from Third Mesa (Oraibi) comes from a family of Kachina carvers. His grandfather, Coolidge Roy, Sr., was a Kachina carver, as well as his father, Coolidge Roy, Jr. who is famous for his magnificent Eagle Dancers. His uncles and brothers are also known for their Kachinas. Coolidge's great-grandfather was Roy Tawahongva, so the family tradition of carving goes back many generations.