Zuni Salako Katsina


From: United States of America | New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Zuni Salako Katsina
Native Name Sio Salako | Sio Shalako
Object Number 22617
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Zuni
Provenience United States of America | New Mexico
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | Cloth | Yarn | String | Hide | Fur | Metal | Mollusk Shell | Chalk (uncertain)

Wooden Zuni Katsina doll with no arms. The face is painted green with bulging eyes and an elongated mouth painted to indicate teeth. One horn is attached to the side of the head. A headdress of feathers is attached to the back and top of the head. The neck has a collar of feathers wrapped around it. A white, cloth blanket is worn over the body with painted designs around the edges. Leather moccasins are painted red and blue and worn over the feet. A rectangular object is attached to the back, possibly chalk. This figure is the Sio Salako Katsina, originally representing a Zuni Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #158, Wright, B., 1973 #186)

Height 43.18 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mr. Vanderwagen, 1902

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