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Pueblo Kachinas

This section contains detailed information about the famous Pueblo Kachina dolls.

Video on the symbolism of different Kachinas

Pueblo Kachinas

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Puebloan people are known for Kachinas. A kachina was a strong spirit that could control nature. Puebloan people prayed to over 400 different Kachinas. Kachinas can represent anything found in the natural world including animals, plants, weather events (such as a thunderstorm) or cosmic objects like the stars, sun, or planets. Kachinas also may have similar relationships as humans and may have cousins, sisters, brothers, parents, and even children. A Kachina has three aspects: the supernatural being, kachina dancers, and kachina dolls. Kachina dancers represented the supernatural beings in religious ceremonies and the dolls were representations of the different kachinas given to children.

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