From: United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa | Oraibi

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA1827
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa | Oraibi
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Rabbit Brush | Yucca | Sumac
Technique Basketry
Iconography Katsina | Kachina

Circular, wickerwork, basketry tray depicts an image of a Katsina, likely the Shalako or Butterfly Maiden (Palhik Mana) Katsina. The Katsina's face includes a red circle below each rectangular eye. Red and green rays radiate down from around the mouth. An elaborate, tableta headdress is worn on the head. The edge decorated with green and red ticks, then wrapped with a wide, yucca band. The reverse shows the back of the Katsina's head.

Height 3.1 cm
Outside Diameter 46 cm
Credit Line Purchased from the Estate of F. S. Plimpton, 1907

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