Whipper Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Whipper Katsina
Native Name Hu
Object Number 2009-10-29
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Chester Poleyestewa
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | String | Hair
Technique Carved | Painted
Iconography Bird Track

Wooden Katsina doll carved from one piece of wood. The head is painted gray with white symbols and large horns on either side. A tuft of feathers is attached to the top of the head and a single feather hangs from each horn. The mouth is wide and rectangular and a black and white beard hangs below it. The eyes are large and bulging. The body is armless and painted gray and tan. The figure is a Whipper (Hu) Katsina. Made by Chester Poleyestewa. (Colton, H. 1959 #14, Wright, B., 1973 #67)

Height 26.5 cm
Width 18 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard William Wolf, Jr. in memory of his mother, Patricia J. Wolf, 2009

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