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Kwikwilyaka (mocking katsina)
  • Pricilla Augah
    active: United States
  • Kwikwilyaka (mocking katsina), late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: Pollaca, First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • wod, paint, plant fiber, yarn, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 8.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 in
  • Gift from the Security Benefit Group of Companies
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5993

The very small standing figure has a black head with a plant fiber mat on the top and back of the head. It has red ears, black and white striped tube eyes, and a mouth. There are horizontal white lines on the forehead and cheeks. It has a brown torso and arms with white spots and a brown vest with yellow flowers. The black yarn ties around the wrists. It has grey pants and red moccasins.