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Native American Clipart - Kachina Doll

Badger, Blue Whipper, Buffalo Dancer, Monster Woman

Here are a few Kachina (Katsina) doll clipart images for your web pages.

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Badger Kasina

Badger Kasina 01 Badger Kasina 01

Blue Whipper

Blue Whipper 01 Blue Whipper 01

Buffalo Dancer

Buffalo Dancer 01 Buffalo Dancer 01

Monster Woman aka Soyok Wuhti

Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 01 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 01 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 02 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 02 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 03 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 03 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 04 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 04 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 05 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 05 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 06 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 06 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 07 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 07 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 08 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 08 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 09 Monster Woman (Soyok Wuhti) 09

"The awesome figure of the Monster Woman appears during the Powamu ceremony as one of the many Soyoko who threaten the lives of the children. Dressed all in black, with long straggling hair, staring eyes and a wide fanged mouth, she carries a blood-smeared knife and a long jangling crook - truly a fearsome creature to the children.

"When she speaks, it is in a wailting falsetto or with a long dismal hoot of 'Soyoko'-u-u-u,' from which her name is derived. She may reach for the children with the long crook and threaten to put them in the basket on her back, or to cut off their heads with the large knife that she carries in her hand utterly terrifying her young audience.

"On some mesas she may be the ogre that threatens a small child who has been naughty and bargains with a relative to ransom the child, but on others she is not. In some villages she leads the procession of ogres; in others she remains at the side, content to make threatening gestures. This is the First Mesa Soyok Wuhti, or Monster Woman, with several changes incorporated from the normal appearance.

"The blood-stained hands are lacking, and the crook is a short one. Usually the crook is almost seven feet long with tinklers on it. On First Mesa ragged, brown, high moccasins are used in place of the woman's white boot. Tufts of cotton are stuck in her hair, and the general appearance is one of darkness and dirtiness."

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