Kachina Dolls
       Kachina Dolls are small wooden images, miniature representation of Native American Kachina Dancers, who are impersonators of the Kachina Spirits.

They, the dolls, were originally created by the Hopi men and carved from the root of the cottonwood after it was broken away from the tree.
The Hopi believe the cotton wood roots seek out water, an all important ingredient for desert farmers.
Pictured are the (left) White Bear Kachina, (right) Hemis Kachina and(below) the White Cloud Kachina.