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Rügan (corn dancer katsina), ??
  • Hopi peoples
  • Rügan (corn dancer katsina), ??, late 1800s–1969
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, yarn, feathers, buckskin, plastic
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26 x 14 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5981
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Description

The standing figure's arms are held away from the body.

It has a red-brown head with feathers on the top and on the sides. There is a black yarn headband across the forehead. The proper left half of the face is yellow and the proper right half is blue. It has black rectangle eyes and an orange hollow tube mouth with a blue end. There are white semicircles on the cheeks (possibly corn symbols). There is a light green yarn ruff around the neck. There is an orange semicircle outline on the figure's back. It has a red torso with pink spots. The shoulders and the neck area are pink with white spots. There is a blue and white painted necklace and buckskin bands around the upper arms and the proper left wrist. The proper right wrist has a blue yarn tie and the proper right forearm has a pink double "x." The proper left hand holds a plastic green plant. It has a white kilt with green, red, black and white geometric patterns, red legs with pink spots, and white moccasins with black soles.