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Kachina Doll

Object TitleHavasupai Katsina
Native NameKonin
Kohonino
Object Number:38902
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Third Mesa
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Date Made: Ca. 1900
Early Date: 1890
Late Date: 1901
Section:American
Materials:Cottonwood (Tree)
Paint
Owl Feather
Cotton String
Wool Cord
Iconography:Havasupai
Length: 20 cm
Width: 18 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

Description

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted white and has multicolored triangles and lines painted around a triangular mouth. Horns are attached at the sides of the head and feathers on top of the head. Another bundle of feathers is attached to the back. The torso is painted orange and a white kilt is painted around the waist. This figure is the Havasupai (Konin) Katsina who represents the Havasupai people. (Colton, H. 1959 #143, Wright, B., 1973 #184)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, and Apache (20 May 1995 - 2013) View Objects in Exhibition

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