K667 Katsin Mana
Katsin Mana by Hopi carver Coolidge Roy, Jr. The 8" kachina with a 1 3/4” base is carved from cottonwood root in the traditional Hopi manner.
The “Katsin’ Mana” is the most common woman who appears with other kachinas. She changes her name to that of the kachina she is dancing with, but her appearance does not change. She represents a prayer for corn.
Hopi Kachina carver Coolidge Roy Jr. from Third Mesa comes from a family of carvers. His father, brothers and sons are all carvers. Coolidge says "Most of the time, when I am carving," he said, "I sing a song, a special song for each carving. The songs that I sing are the songs the Kachinas dance to. It's their song."