Salako Mana Katsina


Location: On Display in the Native American Voices

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

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Salako Mana Katsina
Native Name Salako Mana | Shalako Mana
Object Number 38929
Current Location Native American Voices - On Display
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa | Oraibi
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint
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Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted white with triangular, hachured areas below the eyes. The chin has multicolored lines radiating down from around the mouth. An elaborate, tableta headdress is attached to the head painted white, yellow and red with corn imagery. A painted, white and red blanket is wrapped around the body over top of painted feathers arranged vertically. White moccasins are worn over the feet. This figure is a female Salako (Salako Mana) Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #118, Wright, B., 1973 #249)

Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

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