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Kachina Doll

Object TitleHeheya Katsina
Native NameHeheya
Hehea
Object Number:38882
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Third Mesa
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
Cloth
String
Fur
Metal
Height: 27 cm
Width: 8.5 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

Description

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted yellow with multicolored zigzag lines above and below red-painted, downturned eyes. A "T" shape is painted in red in place of a nose. A patch of brown fur is attached to the top of the head and feathers are attached to the fur. The body is painted pink and yellow and a cloth kilt is tied around the waist. This figure is the Heheya (or Hehea) Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #34)

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