Dawa (Sun) Katsina
Dawa appears during the powamuya, Night Kiva Dances in March, and the summer plaza dances which are held annually April through June. He is a symbol of protection and life giving. The sun protects us as we are guided throughout the day by the Dawa. Each Morning before sunrise, sacred cornmeal is offered to Dawa in exchange for prayers that help us throughout our lives as Hopi. It is said the Earths energy is at its peak just before the sunrise.
Materials: Carving knives, Sandpaper, Acrylic water color paint, Temperaturized Wood burner, Linseed Oil, and Cottonwood Root.
Dimensions: Base- 3/4" - Height- 8"- Total Height= 9"
Face Width= 4 1/4" x Diameter- 3"