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Kachina Doll

Object TitleNavajo Katsina
Native NameTasap
Object Number:2004-23-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
Yarn
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Navajo
Height: 10 cm
Width: 3.9 cm
Depth: 4.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004
Other Number:33 (according to De Laguna's notes) - Other Number

Description

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is unpainted with two black, vertical lines below the eyes. The eyes are rectangular with upturned ends and the mouth is a protruding, yellow beak. The forehead is painted red. One ear is a tuft of white feathers and the other is red yarn. The body is painted red with a kilt painted around the waist. This figure is a Tasap Katsina, a representation of a Navajo person. (Colton, H. 1959 #137, Wright, B., 1973 #180)

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