Hopi Katsina Cradle Doll (Tihu) - Grandmother
Hahay'i'wùuti (Grandmother Spirit) appears in many ceremonies and performs many roles from the blessing of Hopi children to caring for the towering Skalako katsinam that rise high above her.
She has the personality of an energetic grandmother, who is very talkative and is always reminding those around her to live a proper life. It is her image carved in wood that is the first tihu or "doll" a child receives the first year of their life. The tihu represents the best qualities a Hopi aspires to; long life of knowledge, wisdom, and family.
Measures approx. 5 inches high x 2.5 inches wide.