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Darance Mak'wesa Chimerica works on carving a badger Kachina that brings healing energy into the home June 27. (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.