Warrior Maiden kachina doll by Gene Dawahoya (Hopi)
Gene Dawahoya is a member of the Bear Strap Clan and was born in 1963. He is self-taught and began carving at the age of 13.
The Warrior Maiden Kachina represents the character of a young girl. According to legend, this family lived outside the main village. The young girl was having her hair put up by her mother one morning when they saw enemies of the village sneaking towards it. The young girl jumped up with her hair only half done, grabbed a bow, quiver and arrows from the wall and raced toward the village to warn the people. She then led the defense of the village until the men in the fields could return to fight the enemy.
measurements: 7 1/2" tall x 8 3/4" base circumference
Katsina dolls are fragile by nature and may be broken in transit. We do our best to pack them efficiently and carefully, however due to their fragility, transit damage is unavoidable in some cases. Please keep this in mind when purchasing katsina dolls online for shipping. Luckily, katsina dolls do not decrease in value when repaired and can usually be repaired in the comfort of your home using a mixture of wood and super glue for smaller, clean breaks. For more extensive repairs from transit damage, see our returns page or store for details.