Navajo Made Owl Kachina Doll
This Kachina is beneficial to agriculture because he destroys harmful rodents. He symbolizes intelligence, wisdom, and a good hunt. The Owl (Mongwu) appears in the Mixed Dances. He is best known for his interactions with the Clown Dancers. He watches the Clown Dancers poor behavior with strong disapproval. When the Clown Dancers are finished performing, the Owl Kachina whips them with yucca blades to punish them for their behavior.
This Navajo Kachina is authenticated by the artist’s signature on the bottom of the stand.