logo
OPEN TODAY 10 AM – 5 PM

Kachina Doll

Native NameRugan
Object Number:96-18-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Date Made: 20th Century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1990
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
Cotton Twine
Technique:Carved
Painted
Iconography:Rasp
Corn
Flower Blossom
Height: 26 cm
Width: 7.5 cm
Outside Diameter:6.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Drs. Fay & Walter Selove, 1996

Description

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted blue with a yellow semicircle around the mouth, separated by a black and white line. The mouth is a blue and red, protruding tube. A collar around the neck is painted green. The top and back of the head are painted brown and ears of corn are painted on the back of the head. Feathers and painted flower blossoms are attached to the top of the head. The body is painted black, yellow and blue with symbols on the forearms. A kilt is painted around the waist. This figure is a variation of Rasp (Rugan) Katsina.

You may also be interested in these objects:


Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.