Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Honan (badger katsina)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • Honan (badger katsina), late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Third Mesa, Arizona?, United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 54 x 23 x 12.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 21 1/4 x 9 1/16 x 4 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5952

Standing figure with arms at waist.

Brown feathers on top of head. Slanted stripes of pink, blue, yellow and light blue separated by black lines around top of head. Triangle ears painted like black and white feathers. Proper left half of face is red and proper right half is yellow. Eyes are black rectangles. Black snout with red lips and white triangular teeth. Snout is surrounded by white space with black dots. Back of head is cream. White string tied around neck. Torso is red with blue and yellow shapes. Upper arms are red. Left forearm is light blue and right forearm is yellow. Hands are white with black ties painted around both wrists. White skirt with light blue, black, yellow and red geometric designs around bottom. Left leg is yellow and right leg is light blue with black ties painted around tops of both legs. Red moccasins.

String around neck may or may not be original.