SIPIKNE AND MOUNTAIN SHEEP / Daily Painting #1012

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Sipikne is a Zuñi Kachina, but appears in the Bean Dance on the Hopi First Mesa. He is a guard and carries a yucca whip and a bow and arrows. Here, he is accompanied by a Mountain Sheep Kachina, beloeved to have power over rain and spasms.

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4 thoughts on “SIPIKNE AND MOUNTAIN SHEEP / Daily Painting #1012

  1. The appearance of these Kachina’s is anthropomorphic. Their composition and attitude speaks of secret communications.

  2. I think I know who started dolls being given to children. I found in the dictionary that a Kachina carved doll in the costume of a particular spirit was sometimes presented as a gift to a child. Down thru the ages the dolls images changed. There is a lot to learn about Kachinas.

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