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Kachina Doll

Object TitleKau-a Katsina
Native NameKau-a
Qoia
Object Number:38887
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
Yarn
String
Metal
Iconography:Navajo
Chevron
Height: 22.2 cm
Width: 9.5 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

Description

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted blue with inverted "V" lines in red, black and yellow above the protruding, tube mouth. Feathers and yarn are attached to the top of the head and to the ears. The body is painted blue and red and a kilt is painted around the waist. This figure is the Kau-a (or Qoia) Katsina, borrowed from the Navajo. (Colton, H. 1959 #135, Wright, B., 1973 #178)

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