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Kachina Doll

Object Number:2021-4-58
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Laguna Pueblo
Provenience: United States of America
New Mexico
Laguna
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Date Made: 1930 - 1939 CE
Early Date: 1930
Late Date: 1939
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
String
Fabric
Height: 26.04 cm
Length: 8.26 cm
Width: 5.71 cm
Credit Line:Donated by Jan L. Bernstein, Esq., C79, in honor of Joan and James H. Bernstein, W52

Description

The object is identified as a figure from Laguna Pueblo. The Kachina is made of carved painted wood wit red dots at cheeks. The figure is overall flat and rather crude. There are feathers tied to the top of the head with white string and on the proper right side of the head there are remains of feathers that are still attached. The figure wears a necklace made of cloth, wrapped around a narrow bundle of yucca, conifer needles, and small branches, a white fabric painted kilt, a simple white belt, and has no hands or feet.

Paint colors: white, black, bright lime green, pink, yellow, orange.

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