Kachina Doll


From: United States of America | New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 22622
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Zuni
Provenience United States of America | New Mexico
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Cloth | Yarn | Hide | Hair | Metal

Wooden Zuni Katsina doll with movable arms. The face is painted white with eyes in the shape of commas. The mouth is a tube of leather split into three sections. The face is bordered by a black and white line. Tadpoles are painted on the back of the head. Black yarn is wrapped around the neck. A white, cloth blanket is worn over the body with painted designs along the edges. A feather is inserted into the blanket below the neck.

Height 32.38 cm
Credit Line Southwest Expedition; R. Stewart Culin; subscription of Robert C. H. Brock, 1902

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