Hahai I Wuhti Flat Kachina Mother - circa 1930's

This is a beautiful flat crib doll measuring a little over 5 1/4 Inches. Hahai I Wuhti is a Katsina Mother with a number of functions. She is the mother of all katsinas and is the principle actor in the Water Serpent Ceremony. She is a very energetic talkative being. In this flat style, this katsina doll would be presented to a baby in its first year by a katsina during a dance. I believe this doll to date to pre-1940.