kachina

NOUN
  1. a masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit
  2. a carved doll wearing the costume of a particular Pueblo spirit; usually presented to a child as a gift
  3. a deified spirit of the Pueblo people
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How To Use kachina In A Sentence

  • Among the Hopi, the kachinas are said to live in the San Francisco peaks near Flagstaff.
  • The array of historical treasures range from a butterfly kachina to a buckskin dress.
  • Imagine that a museum has just acquired a Hopi Kachina doll.
  • The word kachina is a little confusing since it refers to the dolls, which have no power. Nightway
  • Commercial art includes the making of kachina dolls, silver jewelry, woven baskets, and pottery.
  • Kachina, for example, also denotes one of the elaborately masked dancers who impersonate a kachina at agricultural ceremonies, and yeibichai and shalako similarly have the same kind of dual usage. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 3
  • Silver jewelry, kachinas, and painted pots authenticate the experience by providing a connection to the history, lifeways, and people of the area.
  • And something which looked like a Zuñi kachina snooping in the moonlight at a hippie commune. THE JOE LEAPHORN MYSTERIES
  • The petroglyph at the Kachina Bridge formation in Natural Bridges National Monument has drawn curious visitors for years.
  • An ancient Hopi Prophecy states. When the Blue Star Kachina makes its appearance in the heavens the 5th world will emerge.
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