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Kachina Doll

Object TitleSalako Taka Katsina
Native NameSalako Taka
Shalako Taka
Object Number:45-15-742
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Sinew
Iconography:Cloud
Feather
Height: 36 cm
Width: 22 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Owen Stephens, 1945

Description

Round, wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted white with red circles below the eyes. The chin has multicolored lines radiating down from around the mouth. An elaborate, stepped, tableta headdress is attached to the head painted white, blue, yellow and red. The body is painted with white and black feathers arranged vertically. This figure is a male Salako (Salako Taka) Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #117, Wright, B., 1973 #248)

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