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delete record -- hahai-i wuhti (mother katsina), maswik’chin’ mana (maswik maiden katsina), and Hopi shalako mana (Hopi cloud girl katsina)
  • Pueblo peoples
  • delete record -- hahai-i wuhti (mother katsina), maswik’chin’ mana (maswik maiden katsina), and Hopi shalako mana (Hopi cloud girl katsina), late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wood, paint, feathers, yarn, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26.5 x 46 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 3/8 x 18 1/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5936
Description

Three katsinas on a rectangular light yellow wooden base. Left to right:
1) Katsina is flat, head is outlined in black with a white face. Painted red bangs partially cover eyes. Eyes and mouth are black circles with a "U" underneath. Two red circles on the cheeks. Bottom of face is a thick yellow line outlined in black. Black yarn tied around neck. Body is one white piece. Right shoulder painted green and left one is yellow. Left hand is green and right one is yellow. Three thick red vertical stripes from bottom of figure up to base (on both back and front).
2) Head is outlined in black with a green face. Black rectangles as eyes and mouth. Red yarn whorls on both sides of head, single white feather on top of head. Black yarn tied around neck. Body same as 1.
3) Three step pyramid shapes painted red, yellow and green protruding from sides and top of head, each has white feather on end. On forehead is wooden cylinder, black and white checkered, with brown feathers coming out of ends. Head is outlined in black with a white face with black rectangle eyes. Red hatched triangle on each cheek. Black circle for mouth with red, green and yellow colored rainbow around mouth. Black yarn tied around neck. Body same as 1.