Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Na-ui-kui Taka (peeping out man katsina)
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • Na-ui-kui Taka (peeping out man katsina), late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wood, yarn, feathers, paint, yarn, cloth, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 42 x 21 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5949

Standing figure with arms bent.
Brown feathers along back of head and fluffy white feathers on top of head. Tuft of red, pink, orange, and blue yarn on back of head. Top of head is brown. Face is painted yellow on the sides and blue in the middle. The sections are separated by a black line with white dashes. Eyes are black triangles. Red hollow tube mouth with blue end. Red-brown ears. Green yarn ruff around neck. Shoulders and chest are painted yellow with the rest of the torso a red-brown. Blue and white necklace painted on torso. Red cloth sash crosses right shoulder. Arms are red with yellow lines painted down them and the forearms being entirely yellow. Proper right wrist is wrapped in blue yarn and hand holds a dark yellow bell. Proper left wrist has a blue, black and white band painted on it and the hand holds three pieces of corn. White skirt with a black border. White sash has green, red, white, black and purple geometric designs. Yellow legs with brown hatchings. Brown moccasin boots with dark yellow soles.