Hano Mana

Hano Mana

SKU: 116

10 1/2” T x 3 7/8” W 
Cottonwood root/acrylics

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The Hano Mana, or Tewa Girl, represents hope and prayer for a good harvest. Her personification as a carved figure is one of the favorites to be gifted to children during the Bean Dance Ceremony.


In addition to the traditional meaning for the Katsinam, I include a contemporary injection into the artform. This includes the uplifting motion of the cape to represent the fact that all Katsinam represent Cloud Beings. I also use the shoulders, hand, knee and foot to create the impression of the body of the Katsinam within for the embodiment of the soul, and leave the cape open on one side just below the jewelry for a release or the spirit or heart within.