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Chaveyo (giant katsina)
  • Pricilla Augah
    active: United States
  • Chaveyo (giant katsina), late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: Pollaca, First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • wood, paint, felt, yarn, feathers, leather, carving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Security Benefit Group of Companies
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5994

The very small standing figure has a black head with red feathers on the top and hair covering some of the face. It has red ears. There is a green bird track on the forehead and white Hopi friendship symbols on the cheeks and top of the snout. It has a wide black snout with white yarn around it and a red felt tongue sticking out. The leather sash is across the proper right shoulder. The brown torso and arms have white ovals. There are blue felt bands on the upper arms and black yarn ties around the wrists. It has a blue and black felt skirt with a green and red border. The brown legs have white ovals, black yarn ties around the knees, and end with red moccasin boots.