Tuesday, March 31, 2009

ABC Wednesday-K

Boy Howdy, does the week ever fly by!

Last week I promised to be diligent and have an actual letter K all ready for ABC Wednesday, but here it is Tuesday night again, and I'm scrambling!

In looking over my backlog of photos (which is a pretty daunting task) I finally found these and decided to do Kachina for the letter K.

Actually, I was looking for Kokopelli, which is also a Kachina, but can you believe I don't have one single picture of Kokopelli? Oh well, you probably already know what he looks like anyway.

Kachina dolls are representations of Pueblo Gods, used in various religious ceremonies. You'd think that after all this time in the southwest, I'd have a slew of pictures of various Kachinas, but I only came across this one . . .



Named Pahlik Mana, it actually represents a Maiden, signifying the springtime and a spirit of renewal. She is sometimes referred to as the Butterfly Maiden.

Sorry this is so sparse, but it's all I've got (unless you want pictures of me, my name is Kate after all, but I'd much rather do Kachina).

I can guarantee one thing, there will be no more promises from me on how prepared I'll be "next week".


10 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Great photo for the day -- prepared or not! Love the colors.Thanks for sharing.

photowannabe said...

Thought sure you would use your name for the post. (:0)
Love the picture you did choose anyway. I like posting on Tuesday night. It gives me a chance to visit more posts.

pictureeachday said...

It's a beautiful photo, even if you could only find the one. Growing up in Colorado, we learned quite a bit about Kachina dolls. I wish I could remember all that we were taught about the tradition. Thanks for reminding me and for sharing such a unique 'K'!

Carolina said...

Chuckling at your post. I had never heard of Kokopelli, until just a few posts earlier two different bloggers came up with that K. So you are very original with your wonderful photo of Kachina.

Wordverification: kolatie (I wonder what that is?)

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful photo of a incredibly complex doll. Thanks for the information - you've left me wanting to find out more.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Wonderful "K!" I haven't seen a Kachina doll in since I left NM these many years ago. Thanks.

Tumblewords: said...

I love Kachina. I have a small magnet like the Butterfly Magnet. My post is Kokopelli - he's fun, too! Great Kachina post...

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

So very interesting! Love to here those stories. Great work.

Tyra

THE GREENHOUSE IN TYRA'S GARDEN

jay said...

Well, I knew about Kokopelli, but not about Kachina! Thanks for a very interesting post!

mrsnesbitt said...

Amazing how much we learn each Wednesday! Thanks so much for participating!