Navajo Kachina "White Owl"
Handmade "White Owl" Kachina, signed by a Navajo artist. Height 26cm. Origin Arizona, USA.
This Kachina is beneficial for agriculture as it destroys rodent pests. It symbolizes intelligence, wisdom and a good hunt. The owl appears in mixed dances. He is best known for his interactions with the Clown Dancers. He views the Clown Dancers' bad behavior with strong disapproval. When the clown dancers are done performing, the owl Kachina whips them with yucca blades to punish them.