Patung or Squash Katsina by Darance “Makwesa” Chimerica
Showing up only during June dances, this katsina is a racer. The head is a decorated gourd and the body carved from cottonwood root. The Squash is a favorite among carvers and collectors, rendered simply and beautifully here by Hopi carver Makwesa Chimerica. Patung is actually not a dancer but a runner appearing at Plaza or Mixed Dances in late spring. This is a large doll painted with Makwesa's own green. Large, beautifully painted and satisfying.
Size 12 1/2″ tall