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Hakto (wood-carrying katsina)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • Hakto (wood-carrying katsina), late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • cottonwood, paint, yarn, feathers, carving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 22.5 x 13 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6014

The standing figure has a green head with a black top. There is a green rod across the top of the head. There is red yarn and white and black braided yarn with small green feathers at the ends across the top of the head extending to red tab ears. There are red and yellow vertical lines on the sides of the head. It has black dot eyes and mouth. There is a black and white checkered wooden ruff around the neck. It has a red torso and upper arms. The neck and shoulder area is yellow. It has a green painted necklace. It has yellow forearms and black painted ties around both wrists. The hands are white. It has a white skirt with a wooden sash on the proper right. The sash has green, blue, red, black, and white geometric patterns. The white belt has red dots along the bottom. The belt has a black piece with a red and green border on the front and back. The grey animal tail is attached to the back at the waist. It has yellow legs and green boots with red accents.