Cimmaron Grover

Katsin Mana

10 1/4" total height

Of all the women who appear with other Kachinas, the Kachina Maiden, or Kachin' Mana, is the most prevalent. If she is carrying blue corn, she is known as the Blue Corn Maiden, similarly yellow corn, etc.

She often appears in regular Kachina dances with household ware, accompanied by Long Haired Kachina. Based on this Corn Maiden’s yellow color, she’s a Yellow Corn Maiden. Her presence is a prayer for corn. She also honors Mother Earth and her continuing ability to feed her children. Placing this Kachina in your home, particularly on an altar, shows respect for the many gifts we receive each day from Mother Earth. This gentle maiden reminds us always to be thankful. By the way, a Kachina Maiden often will change her name to that of the Kachina with whom she is dancing, although her appearance does not change.

"Yellow Corn Maiden appears with a variety of kachinas, Angak'china, Ma'alo, Pawik and others. She may sometimes be seen with the Kocha Mana.

They dance in a line seperate from the other kachinas but following the same pattern of dance, turning as the others do, gesturing as they do. Their only deviation is when they kneel and place large gourds on the ground to rasp."

- Barton Wright, Kachinas: a Hopi Artist's Documentary (175)

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