Kachina Doll


From: United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa | Oraibi

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 38889
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa | Oraibi
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | String | Metal
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Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted blue with multicolored lines forming an inverted triangle over the mouth. The eyes and mouth are each rectangular. Red semicircles are painted on the forehead below a brim. Feathers are attached to the top, sides and back of the head. The body is painted red and yellow with a kilt painted around the waist.

Height 31.4 cm
Width 9.7 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

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