Hilili, Kachina by Christopher Pardell,
Legends Kachina Dancers Native American Collection Limited to 2,500 pc's. Issued August 1991.
Color brochure with all the stories will accompany the collection.
The Kachina Dancers Collection. In their corporeal manifestations the kachinas bring much needed rain, present gifts, and provide entertainment for Indians. Because
of their vast, life-or-death influence over the affairs of men, kachinas are honored in ceremony after ceremony. Masked dancers, the Kachina impersonators, who believe themselves to be the embodiment of these spirits -
a belief shared by other members of the tribe - lead the celebrations. Readers Digest America's Fascinating Indian Heritage
Hilili once known as Heleleka, his name was later changed to Hilili prior to the turn of the century. He was so named because of the enchanting call he makes. He made his debut
appearance among the Hopis of First Mesa, but was often called a witch of Powak Kachina by the other two disapproving mesas. However, it was not long before his popularity as a guard Kachina and admiration for his rapid dance began
to increase. Now he is found on all the mesas in a great variety of forms. This is Hilili as he may appear in a kiva dance.