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Na-ui-kui Taka (peeping out man katsina), ??
  • Hopi peoples
  • Na-ui-kui Taka (peeping out man katsina), ??, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wook, paint, yarn, fur, feathers, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26 x 11 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/4 x 4 5/16 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5979
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Description

The standing figure has bent arms, a white head with grey, yellow, and orange horizontal stripes across the face, and orange and blue semicircles on the forehead. It has white and brown feathers on the top of the head, black yarn across the top of the head, and a Hopi cloud symbol on the back of the head. It has red ears, black rectangular eyes and a red hollow tube mouth.There is a green wooden ruff around the neck. It has a black torso with white vertical bands with black wavy lines on the front and back, black upper arms with grey bands, and white forearms. The proper right arm has a double "x" and the wrist has a green yarn tie. The proper right wrist has a black band with a white square and a grey dot. It has a white kilt with green, red, black, and white geometric designs and a white buckskin fringed sash on the proper right side. There is a yellow wooden animal tail attached to the back at the waist. It has black legs and white moccasins with light brown fur on the ankles.