Hehea Kachina


From: Arizona | Walpi | First Mesa

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Hehea Kachina
Object Number 38718
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience Arizona | Walpi | First Mesa
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Hair | Hide | Yarn | Pigment
Iconography Hehea | Kachina

A Heheya (or Hehea) Hopi Katsina case mask. The mask is made from hide and painted white with multicolored zigzag lines above and below red-painted, downturned eyes. A "T" shape is painted in green in place of a nose. Black hair is attached to the top of the head. One wooden ear has a circular disk at the end made of multicolored yarn.

Height 23 cm
Width 18 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

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