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Kachina Doll

Object TitleHavasupai Katsina
Native NameKonin
Kohonino
Object Number:38916
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Third Mesa
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Cottonwood (Tree)
Paint
Quail Feather
Cotton String
Iconography:Havasupai
Height: 24 cm
Width: 17.5 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

Description

Flat, wooden Katsina cradle doll. The face is painted white and has multicolored triangles and lines painted around a triangular mouth. Horns painted with multicolored stripes are attached at the sides of the head and feathers are attached to the top of the head. The torso is painted white and red with blue and yellow arms. This figure is the Havasupai (Konin) Katsina who represents the Havasupai people. (Colton, H. 1959 #143, Wright, B., 1973 #184)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, and Apache (20 May 1995 - 2013) View Objects in Exhibition

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