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Hopi shalako mana (Hopi cloud girl katsina)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • Hopi shalako mana (Hopi cloud girl katsina), late 1800s–1910
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • cottonwood, pigment, hawk feathers, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 28 x 14 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5930

Simply carved standing figure on rectangular wooden base. Single grey striped feather attached on the back of the head. Top of head painted black with small pink rounded ears on sides. White face with black diagonal stripes along crown, long black horizontal stripes for eyes. Round circle on each cheek with small white dots on the black border and white inside of circle. Small black mouth with four black lines drawn from mouth to chin. Piece of white string tied at the back around the neck. Painted arms wrap around white wooden body. Red pigment on front and back. Three thick vertical red lines from waist to bottom on both front and back of body.