Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Hochani katsina
  • Hopi peoples
  • Hochani katsina, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, yarn, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 34 x 18 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/8 x 7 1/16 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5957
Multimedia
Description

Standing figure with arms held in front of body.

White feathers on back and top of white head. Blue-green face with popout eyes. Black band outlined in red across eyes. Somewhat pointed black snout with red lips and white teeth. Red ears. Bright orange torso and upper arms. Shoulders, upper torso and lower arms are a lighter orange. Looping blue necklace painted on torso. Black yarn ties around both wrists and hands are white. Black belt with short sashes in front and back with a longer one on the proper right side. Front and back sash have a green and a red stripe. Long side sash has green, red, white and black geometric designs. Light brown kilt and light orange legs. Brown moccasins.