Salako Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa | Oraibi

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Salako Katsina
Native Name Salako | Shalako
Object Number 38926
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa | Oraibi
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | Sinew
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Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted white with triangular, hachured areas below the eyes. The chin has multicolored lines radiating down from around the mouth. An elaborate, stepped, tableta headdress is attached to the head painted white, yellow and red and has feathers attached. A painted, white and red blanket is wrapped around the body over top of painted feathers arranged vertically. This figure is a Salako Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #117, Wright, B., 1973 #248)

Height 45 cm
Width 29 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

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