From: New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number 22691
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Pueblo | Zuni
Provenience New Mexico
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Canvas | Feather | Pigment | Wood | Basketry | Cotton

A Katsina mask made from canvas. The mask is painted white with cloud designs in black, blue, red, and yellow at the top and bottom of the face. The slit eyes are painted black and small eye holes are cut. The mouth is an elongated tube painted black and red. A basketry brim above the forehead is painted with squares, zigzags, and horizontal bands in black, white, red, and blue. Unspun white cotton sits atop the head with black and white feathers attached to the top and back. The back of the mask is painted with red and blue dots and red symbols made of intersecting lines, possibly indicated corn. Ears are wooden semicircles painted red.

Height 39.5 cm
Outside Diameter 27.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mr. Vanderwagen, 1902

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