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Kachina Doll

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Native NameSowi-ing
Object Number:2021-4-77
Current Location: Sphinx Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Maker: Aaron Fred
Date Made: 1970 - 1979 CE
Early Date: 1970
Late Date: 1979
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Leather
Height: 43.18 cm
Length: 21.59 cm
Width: 17.78 cm
Credit Line:Donated by Jan L. Bernstein, Esq., C79, in honor of Joan and James H. Bernstein, W52

Description

The animal Kachina is a Hopi Deer Dancer. The wooden painted figure is attached to a wooden base and signed by the artist Aaron Fred. The figure wears a turquoise mask with black antlers and a carved ruff collar of evergreen boughs, a white long sleeved shirt, white embroidered dance kilt, and white rain sash belt with heavy fringe falling down the back, white crocheted leggings, red moccasins, turquoise arm bands, and turquoise bracelets at each wrist, and a black bandolier across the chest. The figure holds two dance sticks that serve as front legs. A paper label on the underside of the base reads "DEER." Three small brown and black feathers are attached at the crown of the head.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Spotlight Gallery (07 Feb 2022 - 15 May 2022) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Wright, Barton. 1977. Hopi Kachinas : the complete guide to collecting kachina dolls.. Flagstaff. Northland Press. pg. 139 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 98View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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