These two ceremonial masks are additional authentic Native American art pieces from Kiva Gallery on Water Street in downtown Santa Fe. Learn more about this outstanding gallery by clicking here.
Below is what is believed to be a ceremonial Kiva in Salinas Pueblo ruins.
According to the description posted on this site in Salinas Pueblo Ruins, because of the unusual shape (somewhat square) and location of this structure, it may have been a combination of both Christian and Pueblo Indian religions. Underground kivas, reminiscent of ancestral pit houses, served as men's workrooms and sacred chambers of special ceremonies.
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