From: New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number 22690
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Pueblo | Zuni
Provenience New Mexico
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Canvas | Feather | Wood | Pigment | Yarn | Cotton

A Katsina mask made from canvas. The mask is painted white with a concentric triangle designs above and below the eyes on both sides of the head. The design is in blue, white, red, yellow, and black. The slit eyes are painted black and outlined in yellow with small eye holes cut out. The mouth is an elongated tube painted black and red. A brim above the forehead is made of vertically strung bands of multicolored yarn. Loose yarn hangs from the sides and covers the semicircular, red ears. Unspun white cotton sits atop the head with black and white feathers attached to the top and back of the mask. The back of the mask is painted light blue.

Height 40 cm
Outside Diameter 25.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mr. Vanderwagen, 1902

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