Kachinas are believed to be the spirits of animals, birds, objects or hunters and warriors.
They are carved from the root of the cottonwood tree and vary from very simple to elaborate.
Kachinas are not idols nor are they worshipped, but are used in the religious training of children
and appear in the ceremonies of most Pueblos, but are most common among the Hopi and Zuni Peoples.
Today Navajo also make many dolls as well, but these are sold as art forms. Kachinas are used in
ceremonies and are believed to help crops grow, bring rain and promote the well being of the people. They are believed to dwell in the San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff Arizona.


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