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Salako Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Salako Katsina
Native Name Salako | Shalako
Object Number 38913
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | String
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Flat, wooden Katsina cradle doll. The face is painted white with triangular, hachured areas below the eyes. The eyes are rectangular with one outlined in yellow and the other in blue. The chin has multicolored lines radiating down from around the mouth. An elaborate, stepped, tableta headdress is attached to the head painted yellow, blue and red. The body is painted white and red with yellow and blue shoulders. This figure is a Salako Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #117, Wright, B., 1973 #248)

Height 30.8 cm
Width 22.5 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

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