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Chaveyo Ogre


Chaveyo Ogre The Chaveyo Ogre appears during the summer plaza dances and serves as a disciplinarian. The Chaveyo Ogre Katsina is used to frighten the very naughty children who aren't behaving. He will even get mad at adults for their behavior. He talks in a fast, harsh tone. They tell the kids he has a sword to cut you into pieces and a big mouth to eat you. The sword comes from Spanish invaders and also from the US Army. Should any Hopi fail to meet his obligations in community work or transgress the unspoken rules of conduct for the village, Chaveyo will show him the error of his ways. The Chaveyo is the Uncle of the Kipok Katsina’s and one of the leaders when it comes time to make war on the clowns. He is very intimidating when he appears. He has long mangled hair across his face in which he pulls aside to peer into the crowd of spectators ready to strike with a Yucca whip. His eyes bulge in anger as he makes intimidating noises with his voice and a Turtle shell that makes noise when he stamps or walks. He is one of the few Katsina’s that speaks. He can be seen on all three Mesas. In a deeper meaning, the symbols on his checks and mouth are friendship symbols. And his long hair represents rain, which gives life. In a sense, he is your friend but using some tough love to get you back on the right path. Chaveyo has much power and Authority and he appears in almost every Pueblo from The Hopi to the San Jaun in the Rio Grande Valley. Dimensions - Base=7/8” Doll Size= 7 1/4” To Hand= 7 ¾” Entire Doll to top of Whip= 10 ½” Width= 3 1/8” Price-$450.00
10.50" h x 3.10" w
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