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Hopi Katsina Doll: Most likely Koyaala, a clown katsina who performs during interludes between katsina dances. His job is to enforce proper behavior on the part of the spectators at the dance.

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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Southwest 230 Hopi 38
Descriptions
paint 359 cloth 876 tassles 70 wood 4438
Names
kachina 9
Subjects
stripes 197
Date:
ca. 1950(?)
Dimensions:
H: 13.25 in, width: 5.5 in, depth: 4 in
Remarks:
Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Wood; squatting figure with horned hat; hat, upper body and lower legs painted with black and white stripes; upper legs painted blue; breech cloth of blue cloth tied on with pink and white cloth; green cloth bag tied around neck with strip of pink cloth; white tassles on horns;right arm broken below shoulders.
Accession Number:
NA.502.140

Not currently on display

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