Hopi kachina dolls are typically carved from cottonwood root, by Native Americans from the Hopi Pueblo. In the Hopi language they are referred to as: tithu or katsintithu. Traditionally, these carvings are used to teach young women and brides about “katsinas”-the immortal beings that bring weather, such as rain, and control the natural world and society. These “katsinas” also act as messengers between humans and the spiritual world.

First American Traders