Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Alo Mana katsina
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • Alo Mana katsina, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 25.5 x 6.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5953

Standing figure with bent arms at front of abdomen.

White face with black wooden hair. Hair comes to a whorl at the base of the neck with a red painted tie. White feather on top of head. Eyes are thick black horizontal lines. Covering the mouth is a light blue band outlined in black with blue rectangles. Black wooden beard with white feather patterns. White wooden shawl with black and red stripes at top and bottom. Black dress with light blue and green stripes at top and bottom. Yellow and red stripes painted on right side of dress at the bottom. Around the waist is painted a red band outlined in green with black diamond. Arms are relief carved around waist and wrists are painted with a black band. Legs and moccasins are white.