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BP190 - $950 SOLD
Paula says: "Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."
What is a Kachina?
A kachina can be many things. It is one of many supernatural beings who play a role in the religious beliefs and rituals of Pueblo Indian peoples. It is also a masked dancer believed to embody a particular spirit during a religious ceremony. Also, a kachina is a carved doll in the costume of a particular spirit.
Why isn't this item called Native American?
The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.