Hemis Katsina Doll

Hemis Katsina Doll

Regular price $297.00 Sale

Ernest Moore, who signs his work with his Hopi name Quanhoyeoma, spent most of his life living off the Hopi Reservation, returning to live in the village of Moenkopi in 1998. For many years Earnest worked as a graphic artist.

In 2003, he entered his work in the Heard Museum annual show and it won Best of Show, which then sold for $20,000 to the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

He won many awards including being designated an “Arizona Living Treasure,” in 2005.

The Hemis is one of the most prominent dolls in Hopi culture because of what it represents. As a symbol of a job well done, its dance comes in July as members of the tribe collect the crops they have grown. The dance of this amazing doll encourages members of the tribe to take a minute to enjoy the rewards of their effort and hard work, and it inspires them to keep moving forward so that they can experience similar rewards in the future.

Freestanding with flat backside

Height: 12 1/2"