Badger / Bear (Blue) by Brian Holmes
This katsina doll is carved by Brian Holmes from Hotevilla.
He is 7" tall and 10" overall.
Depending upon the Mesa, some Hopis will call him a Blue Bear (Sakwahonkatsina) and others will call him a Blue Badger (sakwahonankatsina).
Honankatsina is a Badger Katsina, and appears during Angk’wa or the summer katsina day dances. He provides the herbal medicine and represents the medicinal culture, and also serves as a messenger for rain.
Hònkatsina (bear) is a healer for the sick. He appears in the mixed katsina group. He also might be seen either singly or in a group during the Paalölöqng Ceremony.