Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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soft Koshare or Hano Clown figure
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • soft Koshare or Hano Clown figure, 1990s
  • Where object was made: Hopi Indian Reservation, Arizona, United States
  • felt, cotton, synthetic hair, plastic, dyeing
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0198.a,b,c

Large stuffed cloth figure in a human form. The entire body of the figure is covered with wide, horizontal bands of black and white. The figure has black synthetic hair that is pulled back into a bun and the figure wears a cloth hat that has two cones projecting from either side and there are buckskin tassles coming out of the top of the cones. Under the proper right arm, there is a thick piece of watermelon made from plastic.