Hopi "Crow Man" Katsina
Angwus or "Crow Man" Katsina by Hopi artist Chester Poleyestewa. This carving represents one of the warriors who make war on the clowns during the Plaza Dances or who appear in the Soyohim of late spring. He comes to threaten the clowns for their non-Hopi behavior, appearing again and again until finally he and others who have the same function descend upon the clowns and thoroughly chastise them.
This piece is carved from cottonwood root in the traditional way and hand painted with mineral coloring, and a turquoise beaded necklace. It is meant to be hung on a wall and has an attached string.
Measures 11 inches tall, and 11 inches wide at widest point.