This beautiful vintage Hopi necklace is a Kachina made of sterling silver and hung from a beautiful sterling 24" chain. The Kachina itself is 2-1/2" x 1" and all is in great condition. The Hopi mark on the back is difficult to read as most of the Hopi signatures are.
Kachinas are believed to reside with the tribe for half of each year. They will allow themselves to be seen by a community if its men properly perform a traditional ritual while wearing kachina masks and other regalia. The spirit-being depicted on the mask is thought to be actually present with or within the performer, temporarily transforming him.
Hopi Sterling Kachina Necklace
$138 $145 SALE