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Kachina Doll

Object TitleKau-a Katsin Mana
Native NameKau-a
Object Number:2004-23-9
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Navajo
Height: 14.7 cm
Width: 4 cm
Depth: 3.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004

Description

Round, wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted blue with red and yellow horizontal lines below rectangular eyes. The mouth is a red, protruding tube. A feather is attached to the top of the head which is painted black. A blanket is painted over the shoulders and a painted dress is underneath. This figure is the female Kau-a Katsina (Kau-a Katsin Mana), borrowed from the Navajo. (Colton, H. 1959 #136, Wright, B., 1973 #179)

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