Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Rügan (corn dancer katsina)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • Rügan (corn dancer katsina), late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, yarn, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 30.5 x 16 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 6 1/4 x 4 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5964

The figure has a white head with a brown back. There are fluffy white feathers on top with a brown and a white feather. The face is white with a green outline on the proper right and yellow on the proper left. It has red ears and a red tube nose with a green end. It has corn symbols on the cheeks, yellow on the proper right and green on the proper left. It has black rectangle eyes. The torso is red with yellow horizontal lines on the stomach and back. There is a black yarn sash across the proper right shoulder and yellow collar-like paint on the neck, shoulders, upper back. There are green bands on the red upper arms, yellow forearms, and white hands. There is blue yarn around the proper right wrist and black yarn around the proper left wrist. It has a white kilt with black geometric designs and a white sash on the proper right with brown geometric patterns. There is a yellow wooden animal skin attached at the waist. It has yellow legs, green moccasin boots with red accents and white soles.