Crow Mother is one of the Mong (Chief) Kachina. She appears
on all three Mesas during the Powamu (Bean dance) in February.
She also appears as Angwushahai-I (Crow Bride) and is dressed
all in white. Some Hopi consider them separate Kachina while some
believe they are the same acting in different roles.
Crow Mother acts as a supervisor to her sons, the Hu' (Whippers)
in the initiation of children ceremony. Soon after this she has
another important function to perform. She carries a basket of
corn kernels and bean sprots and leads a procession of Kachina
into the village which symbolically opens the new season.
Besides being mother to the Hu', she is also considered to be
mother of all Kachina. She wears a white wedding belt, black dress
and a Bride's blanket with rain symbols embroidered along the
borders. As Crow bride she is dressed in white and has different
Crow Mother is a tutelary deity of the Kachina clan.