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Kachina Doll

Object TitleButterfly Maiden
Native NamePalhik Mana
Object Number:CG051191-2238
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
Yarn
String
Iconography:Corn
Cloud
Flower Blossom
Height: 21.5 cm
Width: 16 cm

Description

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted white with triangular, hachured areas below the eyes. The eyes are rectangular with one outlined in yellow and the other in blue. The chin has multicolored lines radiating down from around the mouth. An elaborate, stepped, tableta headdress is attached to the head painted yellow, white, green and red. The headdress has painted flower blossoms and feathers attached. The body is painted with yellow, red, green, white and black designs, likely indicating a blanket wrapping. This figure is likely the Butterfly Maiden (Palhik Mana). (Colton, H. 1959 #120, Wright, B., 1973 #106)

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