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

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 38591
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa | Oraibi
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Yucca | Rabbit Brush | Sumac
Technique Basketry | Wicker | Woven | Plaited
Iconography Katsina | Kachina

Circular, wickerwork, basketry tray. The center design of a Katsina. The face is painted yellow with an orange, horizontal line bisecting it into lower and upper halves. Thirteen, blue rays radiate out from the head. The Katsina is encircled by a checkerboard of red, yellow, green, orange and blue ticks. The edge is wrapped with a wide, yucca band. The reverse shows the back of the Katsina's head.

Height 2 cm
Outside Diameter 39 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

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