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Laguna Kachina: Koshari (Clown)




The Koshari Kachina of the Laguna, Hopi and other Pueblo Native Americans is both a glutton and a clown.  Though Koshari actions are considered amusing by the Pueblo peoples, his behavior is considered antisocial by both the Pueblo people and surrounding culture, and yet the Koshari Kachinas are both sacred and profane.  They represent the ultimate examples of overdoing vices, especially overeating, in public.