Kachina Doll


From: United States of America | New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 22621
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Zuni
Provenience United States of America | New Mexico
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | Yarn | String | Hide | Metal | Cotton | Juniper Wood
Iconography Bell | Dragonfly | Feather

Wooden Zuni Katsina doll with movable arms. The face is split into four sections by a white and black line. Two diagonally-opposed sections are blue and the other two are brown. The mouth is a protruding tube. A winged insect, likely a dragonfly, is painted on the back of the head. A collar made from a juniper branch is wrapped around the neck. The body is painted red and a cloth kilt is worn around the waist. Leather moccasins are painted blue and red and worn over the feet. One hand holds feathers and the other holds a bell.

Height 25.4 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mr. Vanderwagen, 1902

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