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Kaletaka (warrior katsina), ??
  • Hopi peoples
  • Kaletaka (warrior katsina), ??, late 1800s–1969
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, yucca, buckskin, wool, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 41.5 x 15.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 5/16 x 6 1/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5947

Standing figure with arms bent at sides.

Green bell-shaped hat with two vertical lines, identified as Hopi warrior symbols, and a white feather on top. Yellow stripe and light colored wool around bottom. Yucca headband. Two wooden feathers and real brown feathers at back of head. Red ears and black face. Eyes and mouth are white oval outlines. Warrior symbol on each cheek. White dashes around bottom of the face. Black torso with white ovals on the front and back and alongside arms. Blue, green, red and white painted necklace. Black arms with buckskin bands on each elbow. Hands are white with brown lightning symbols and the left wrist has a brown, green and silver painted band. White kilt with red belt. Belt is outlined in green and black and has blue warrior symbols and "v's." Sash is white with green, black, blue, red and white geometric designs. Yellow wooden animal tail attached at waist. White legs. Brown moccasin boots with a painted red band with white warrior symbols and "v's."