Ancestral Pueblo panel with flute players
The Hopi katsina Kokopelli has a hump and is associated with fertility, but traditionally does not carry a flute. Elder Hopis have referred to flute-playing rock art figures as "cicadas," noise-making insects with a flute-like proboscis. The cicada is an important Hopi figure, believed to bring the plant-nurturing heat essential for a good harvest.1
1903 Hopi Kokopelli drawing and the contemporary icon.
Ancestral Puebloan flute player displaying fertility characteristic of the traditional Kokopelli katsina.
Possibly an Archaic era painted flute player.
A rare stipple pecked flute player.
Flute-playing sheep, possibly Fremont.
1. Ekkehart Malotki, Kokopelli: The Making of an Icon (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2000).