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Kachina doll. As spirits of the invisible life forces, kachinas were impersonated by tribe males during masked ceremonies which occured from the winter solstice until July, their main purpose to bring rain for the spring crops. The dolls were used as mnemonic devices. Country of Origin: USA. Culture: Hopi Indian. Date/Period: 20th C. Material Size: Wood. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Private Collection . Location: 06.