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koshari (Hano clown katsina), unidentified dancers
  • Joe V. Trujillo
  • koshari (Hano clown katsina), unidentified dancers, late 1800s–1969
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, paint, hawk feathers, yarn, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 22.5 x 30.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 7/8 x 12 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5925
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Three carved figures on round rectangular wooden base painted red-orange. One hano clown (on left) and two dancers. Hano clown figure is wearing a yellow kilt over black and white striped body. Two vertical red stripes on boots. Does not have a full mask, only rings around eyes and mouth and tall striped horns. Dancers have a horizontal baton that is yellow with green stripes on their heads. Baton is weighted on one end and feathered on the other. Light brown faces with the rest of the head painted black. Red diagonal stripes on face, human shaped eyes and square open mouths. They have grey bodies and arms have a yellow stripe outlined in black with green plant symbols. Each wear white kilts and colored neckerchiefs and have white string tied around the waist. Each holds a rattle in right hand and one holds a leaf in its left hand. One dancer has yellow moccasins and the other's are white. Both have two red vertical stripes on boots and white dots painted around the bottom.