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Kököle katsina
  • Hopi peoples
  • Kököle katsina, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • cottonwood, paint, cloth, feathers, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 22 x 12 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Alfred E. Johnson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6000

The standing figure has a yellow head with feathers on the top and sides that are mostly degraded. There are black crow's feet on the cheeks and the back of the head. It has black dot eyes with black eyelashes on a curved line that form into a square nose. The black dot mouth has a curved line over it. There are black dashes around the bottom of the face. White string is around the neck. It has an unbleached tunic to the knees. It has white arms and hands. The hands have brown lightning symbols. The proper right hand holds a light brown rattle. It has white legs and light brown moccasin boots with red, black and maroon geometric designs.