Want to Learn More About Katsina Dolls?

Attend an Info Session:
The Heard Museum Shop’s katsina doll buyers Bruce McGee and James Barajas hold informal katsina doll information sessions in the Shop on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1 p.m. when the public is invited to ask questions about katsina dolls. Both McGee and Barajas are experts in their field and share their knowledge utilizing the Heard Museum Shop’s katsina dolls.

Attend Katsina Doll Marketplace:
More than 100 Hopi katsina doll carvers will gather to show and sell their unique creations on Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 9th Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace in Steele Auditorium at the Heard Museum. More than 100 Hopi katsina doll carvers will gather in Steele Auditorium at the Heard Museum to show and sell their unique carvings in both traditional and contemporary styles. As a new
or experienced collector, attend the Marketplace to meet the best established and emerging carvers.

Begin a Collection:
Click here to read Heard Museum Shop's buyer and third generation trader Bruce McGee's tips for collecting Katsina Dolls. After seeing the dolls on display in the museum galleries, head on over to the Shop, where you can see, touch and even pick up katsina dolls—you could call it our grownup hands-on activity! The Shops have a great selection of some of the best contemporary katsina dolls carved today. Plus, knowledgeable Shop staff can help you pick out the perfect katsina doll to bring home.

Read These Titles from the Heard Museum Shop:

Recently updated, Hopi Kachinas, The Complete Guide to Collecting Kachina Dolls continues to be the best selling book for identifying and collecting kachina dolls. The authority in the field, Dr. Barton Wright identifies over 150 dolls in this comprehensive guide, which range from the traditional doll to the ultra realistic style. This is a handy guide to take with you while traveling.

In A Guide to Hopi Katsina Dolls, more than seventy of the most prominent and intriguing katsinam who appear during the Hopi ceremonial year are described and depicted in full color photographs of both contemporary and historic katsina dolls.

In Hopi Katchia Tradition: Following the Sun and The Moon, the complex cycle of interrelated responsibilities and concepts that is the Hopi religious system is all the more complicated because each of the twelve Hopi villages possesses the autonomy to carry out Hopi religious practices independently. The timing of ceremonies, the underlying concepts may vary among the Hopi villages. Nevertheless, throughout the land of the Hopi, the religious mission is the same: to promote and achieve a "unity" of everything in the universe.


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