Description: Known as the supernatural spirits of the Hopi, the kachinas embody the spirits of living things and ancestors that have passed and are part of nature. It is essential to the Hopi to preserve harmony with the world they live in new and old. As the kachinas possess these powers over nature they are also seen as guardians of the Hopi people. They can insure human, plant and animal fertility. everything living. Carved from cottonwood root, each kachina doll resembles a supernatural spirit that is given to a child educating them about the ways of life.
The Kwivi Kachina is known as the proud kachina. He overdresses and is too concerned with his own appearance. This kachina was made by Navajo/Hopi artist, D. Adams; and it measures approximately: 4-1/4 in. x 12 in.