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Hopi Artist



Kachina Doll, n.d.
Wood and paint
7 1/16 in. (18 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Carving and painting
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P1468
Brightly painted wooden figurine with no arms. Black squash-blossom headdress. Features of the face are painted in white. Non-ceremonial doll.

Materials
Wood and paint.

Commentary
Kackinas are often depicted on baskets, as well as in doll form. This black and white faced Kachina, called the Kokopelli Maiden, has her hair arranged in maiden's whorls. The dolls are given to children to help them learn to recognize the various Kachinas.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 42 (illustrated/bw) fig. 109.

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