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Kachina Doll

Object TitleHeheya Katsina
Native NameHeheya
Hehea
Object Number:38917
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
First Mesa
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
Cloth
String
Fur
Metal
Height: 29.5 cm
Width: 9.5 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

Description

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted white 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. Feathers are also attached to the back of the head. The body is painted orange with yellow around the shoulders 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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