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Seasons of the Kachina

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Kachina Ceremonies

Kachinas, in the Hopi worldview, are manifestations of both the physical and spiritual world. The kachina dolls pictured at this site are representations of their spirit counterparts, who live in the peaks of the nearby San Francisco mountains. The kachina spirits visit the mesas between December and July, and take part in a number of ceremonies.

The calendar is your portal into the kachina world. Each of the months is one of the main kachinas in the ceremomies of that season. These virtual kachinas are displayed in QuickTime animation, which allows you to manipulate them and see them at different angles. If you don't have QuickTime, click here to download a free copy. If you are viewing this with Windows, and are having problems, click here.

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