Lizard Katsina / Kachina (8" tall Vintage / Antique)
8" Lizard kachina from the mid 50s. He is unsigned.
Excellent condition with no repairs. Great detail on sash.
Mongoya is a Lizard katsina who appears singly with the mixed katsina group. Mongoya plays a part to help punish the clowns during the summer katsina day dances. Mongoya may also be seen during the Powamuya. According to Barton Wright, “should a young man meet a lizard (Crotophyrus) he would address it as his friend and ask for a favorable interview with his sweetheart, hoping that the lizard would help him.”