Shalako Taka

Shalako Taka

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$55.00Price
Includes shipping Limited edition GicleeEdition 1 OF 3510 1/2" x 14" The Shalako Katsinam are, in my opinion, one of the most sacred Katsinam of Hopi.   They were almost forgotten at one time, and through the fortune of one Hopi artist and his research, they were brought back.  As a result, there was a one hundred year time span when the Shalako performed only three times, and even now the ceremony is private Due to the importance of this ceremony, it is closed to the public.         The Shalako Katsinam represent cloud people of the highest order.  Everything on the Shalako Katsinam represents rain falling and clouds.Their hair is cut in a geometric pattern that represents a cloud, and the hair itself represents rain.  The headdress is a series of clouds, lightning, rainbows, and rain with feathers that are soft eagle fluffs.  These feathers represent the female rains, which are considered to be gentle rains that are important to us because they soak into the earth instead of running off.  Even the jewelry and the feathers represent rain falling.