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kawaika (Santo Domingo katsina)
  • Hopi peoples
  • kawaika (Santo Domingo katsina), late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Hano, Walpi, First Mesa, Arizona
  • wood, plant fiber, leather, feathers, yarn, fur, paint, shell, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 27.5 x 16.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 13/16 x 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5926

Wooden figure on round unpainted wooden base. Grey and brown feathers on top of head. Green head, black rectangular eyes, red tube mouth, white tableta edged in red with blue-red-green with cloud symbols and black arrows. Light grey fur ruff. Red painted body with white circles on legs, chest and arms. Leather sash with small shells across chest. Light blue yarn armbands and belt. White leather kilt. Black yarn at knees. White fringed moccasins. Plant fiber bundles in each hand.