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Aya (rattle runner katsina)
  • Hopi peoples
  • Aya (rattle runner katsina), mid-late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 33 x 14 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 x 5 1/2 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6012

The standing figure's arms are bent. It has a white feathered post on the crown. It has a blue mask with black, white, and brown maltese crosses on each side of the head. There are stitches running down the mid-line of the face. It has a blue and yellow bi-sectioned body and white hands with black painted ties around the wrists. It has a red belt, and a white kilt with double black triangles and a black border with diamonds and green and white geometric lines. It has bare feet.