Kachina Doll


From: United States of America | New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 22619
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Zuni
Provenience United States of America | New Mexico
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | Cloth | Yarn | String | Hide | Metal | Mollusk Shell
Iconography Bow | Feather | Shell | Rattle

Wooden Zuni Katsina doll with movable arms. The face is unpainted and has rectangular eyes and mouth. A padded collar and a large, shell necklace are worn around the neck. An undecorated, cloth shirt is worn over the torso and a painted, cloth kilt is worn around the waist. A large feather is inserted into the kilt. One hand is holding a bow and the other holds a rattle. Fringed leather leggings cover the legs and leather moccasins painted blue and red cover the feet.

Length 46 cm
Width 17 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mr. Vanderwagen, 1902

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