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Chimerica's daughter holds a snow maiden Kachina doll. The dolls are given to young Hopi girls as toys and teaching tools and become more elaborate as the child ages. (Erin Ford/WGCN)

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Hopi Kachina carver brings legends to life
Darance Mak'wesa Chimerica carves Hopi Kachinas from local and regional materials

Whether they have the head of a cow, the feathers of a hummingbird or the rich cotton hair of the snow maiden, Kachina carver Darance Mak’wesa Chimerica said all Kachina have one thing in common: they bring the promise of a good life for the humans they watch over.

By Erin Ford July 9, 2019
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