An exceptional exhibition of over 100 ancient kachina (katsinam) at Galerie Flak in Paris, France
The terms “kachina” or “katsina” (plural: katsinam) used by the Hopi and Zuni Native American peoples of Arizona and New Mexico at once signify sacred spirits, ancestors, dancers and ritual dolls. Katsinam is a many-sided term for an extraordinarily rich and vital ceremonial tradition.
Objects of tradition and of education, tools to remember and works of art in their own right, kachina dolls give vibrant testimony to the traditions and secret beliefs of Native Americans of the Southwest.
It is this inexhaustible source of emotions and evocative power that we wish to celebrate with our exhibition “Katsinam”.
Katsinam Exhibition, September - November 2013
8 Rue des Beaux-Arts
75006 Paris, France