Honoring Culture and Art for Native American Heritage Month

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To honor National Native American Month, Kachina-Dolls.com celebrates culture with a new release of Kachina Dolls from talented Native artists that enrich Native culture with their work.

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There is nothing more valuable to a culture than its traditions and history. Kachina dolls serve as a way to preserve both.

Kachina dolls are not just for decoration, they also hold deep cultural significance within Native American tribes. To many, Kachina dolls are made to teach the history and traditions of the tribe to their children and instill certain values of hope, honor, and religion within them. To others, Kachina dolls are a way to focus their creativity on their culture and produce stunning works of art and their way of making a living. This is true of Hopi artist Darrence Chimerica. Chimerica starts with only the raw materials of the land around his home and uses these to create his art.

Chimerica is one of many outstanding Native American individuals that use the gift of heritage to create something inspiring. Keith Torres of the Coyote and Fire Clans of the Hopi Tribe is an award winning artist featured in the book “Katchina Dolls and Their Carvers" by Theda Bassman. His work can also be found on Kachina-Dolls.com, here.

There are many inspiring leaders and artists in the Native community that put their belief and talent into their work. Another example would be the exquisite Kachina dolls of Ron Duwyenie, of the Grease wood Clan of the Hopi Tribe, who learned how to carve by watching friends and relatives and following in his father’s footsteps.

Kachina-Dolls.com would like to celebrate National Native American Heritage Month, this November, by releasing a new collection of this beautiful art craft for the general public to enjoy and learn more about Native culture. A spokesman for the company, David Stentson, spoke passionately on the subject, stating, “There is nothing more valuable to a culture than its traditions and history. Kachina dolls serve as a way to preserve both. People like Chimerica, Torres, and Duwyenie, the latter two we represent, are great examples of people that honor their culture, which is the spirit of this holiday.”

Stentson and his team believe that a tool used to teach Native children about their culture is the perfect introduction for people to get into the Native American Heritage Month spirit this year.

The company also invites people to browse their new selection of Native American Kachina dolls.

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