Qoia or Kau-a Kachina (circa 1950's)

This is a really nice 1950's version of the Qoai or Kau-a Kachina. In tempra paints, with feathers and old cotton string for ears it stands 7 1/2 inches tall. This doll has great patina! He was a favorite at Hopi through the 40's then they sort of stopped dancing it and stopped carving it. Then after a 60 year hiatus it reappeared at Hotevilla village about 10 years ago. Now they are a favorite again. The interesting thing about this kachina is that at some villages it's songs are actually in the Navajo language not Hopi.