Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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unidentified katsina
  • Hopi peoples
  • unidentified katsina, late 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • cottonwood root, paint, feathers, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5927
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Description

Small wooden figure. Light brown feathers on top of head. Yellow head with rounded rectangular ears that have three black horizontal stripes. Human-shaped black eyes and tube mouth with black circle at end. Blue torso with green painted necklace. Hands wrap around body and meet in front. Red kilt with green diamond outlined in black, red and white on the front. White lines with black tips from bottom of kilt upwards. On either side of the kilt are two white triangles with tops outlined in green. Green feet.