Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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soft Warrior Mouse Hero figure
  • Hopi peoples
  • soft Warrior Mouse Hero figure, 1990s
  • Where object was made: Hopi Indian Reservation, Arizona, United States
  • felt, cotton, synthetic leather, paint, wood, shell, beading
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0199
Description

Large stuffed cloth figure in an anthropomorphized mouse form, standing on its hind legs. The body of the mouse is made from gray felt and it wears a brown, synthetic leather kilt that is decorated with the form of a black snake that wraps around the kilt in waves. In his proper left hand he carries a small wooden bow and he has a quiver, also made from synthretic leather, across his back. Small shells are glued to the kilt.