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Kachina Doll

Object TitleMarao Katsina
Native NameMarao
Object Number:38897
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Third Mesa
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Date Made: ca. 1900
Early Date: 1890
Late Date: 1901
Section:American
Materials:Cottonwood (Tree)
Paint
Feather
Cloth
String
Hair
Metal
Iconography:Tripod
Feather
Height: 27 cm
Width: 9.5 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

Description

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is bisected vertically by a black and white line into green and red halves. The mouth is a protruding snout. A tripod adorned with feathers and red horse hair sits atop the head above a multicolored brim. Half of the body is painted blue and the other half red. A multilayered, cloth kilt is wrapped around the waist and adorned with small, metal discs. A feathered stick is held in one hand. This figure is the Marao Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #170, Wright, B., 1973 #190)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, and Apache (20 May 1995 - 2013) View Objects in Exhibition

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