Raymond Howard Navajo Hemis Miniature Kachina Carving
Artist: Navajo carver Raymond Howard
Medium: Cottonwood root with natural feathers, handpainted leather skirt and arm bands, fur on tablita (head dress)
Size: 4 3/4" H x 2" Across x 1 3/4" Deep
Hemis Kachina is most often used for the Niman or Home-Going Ceremony where the Kachinas leave for six months. It is the first Kachina to bring mature or ripened corn to the villages.