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Kachina Doll

Object TitleHump-backed Flute Player Maiden Katsina
Native NameKokopelli Mana
Kokopolo Mana
Object Number:2017-15-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Third Mesa
Kykotsmovi
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Maker: R.S. Pentewa
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Leather
Cotton Cloth
Height: 28.2 cm
Width: 15.4 cm
Depth: 12.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Ed and Pat Coyle, 2017

Description

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted black with a white line bisecting it vertically. The eyes are painted white and shaped like commas. The mouth is a long, painted, protruding beak. Two hair whorls stick out diagonally from the top of the head. A patterned cloth is worn over the shoulders and a dress is painted on underneath. Leather strips are wrapped around each wrist. This figure is the Hump-backed Flute Player Maiden (Kokopelli Mana) Runner Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #66, Wright, B., 1973 #231)

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