University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:70-9-389
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Fiber
Pigment
Height: 23 cm
Width: 8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Keachins doll, nailed to a black wooden platform. Doll is made of cottonwood. A piece of string is attached to the head. A long braided string attached to the back of the neck extends to the platform. The hair is painted black, the ears are painted orange. Two lines, one yellow and one orange, border the face and extend along the "hairline". The face may have been painted white. The mouth is carved, extending about a quarter inch from the face. It is painted white. The neck and arms are painted white, the wrists and fingers are painted black. The dress is black in color with red and white lines painted on it. The base of the dress and the legs (which extend below the dress approximately one inch) are white. A red line circles each leg. The doll is in very poor condition. The paint is chipped and very dirty.


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