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Catalog Number CAS 2017-0004-0004   CAS 2017-0004-0004; Katsina
Category Carvings
Object Name Katsina
Culture Hopi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Navajo
Other Geographic Data Hopi Indian Reservation: First Mesa; Village: Polacca
Maker's Name Edward Polsahla
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name N/A
Materials
Description Awatavi Soyok Wuhti (Ogre katsina); 3-dimensional figure in standing position, with arms held in font holding a carved knife in the right hand and a hooked cane in the left; The knife and cane are both painted white with red paint along one edge of the knife blade and the superior (hooked) end of the cane; The knife has a gold-colored handle; The figure’s skin is painted a reddish-brown color with white paint brushed over; He wears a full head-mask that is painted black with protruding eyes and snout; The snout has two white lines painted on the superior surface and teeth that run along the border; The mask has a set of double white lines that frame the face; Red ears protrude from the sides of the mask; Each ear has a small grey feather protruding from its center (feather quill posterior); The mask has wooly, white hair and a dark brown fur collar; The figure wears a carved black dress, carved white sash over the left hip, and cream-colored carved boots with black painted soles and laces; He also wears a white felt cape with black and red felt stripe details; He wears black yarn bracelets on both wrists and stands on a small, round, wooden base; His right foot is raised off the base; Signed by the artist on the bottom.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 22.4, Width = 11.1, Length = 12.2

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0004-0005   CAS 2017-0004-0005; Katsina
Category Carvings
Object Name Katsina
Culture Hopi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Navajo
Other Geographic Data Hopi Indian Reservation: Third Mesa; Village: Hotevilla
Maker's Name Oram Selestewa
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name N/A
Materials
Description Kwikwilyaka (mocking katsina); 3- Dimensional carved figure in standing position, holding a long white staff in the left hand and a carved gourd rattle (blue with a white handle) in the right; Figure’s body is brown with white paint brushed over; He wears a full head mask that is painted mostly black, with white stripes in sets of three on the forehead, cheeks, and right and left sides of the back of the mask; The mask has black and white striped protruding nose and eyes and a black and white striped collar; Two painted red ears protrude from the sides of the mask; Bark fibers are attached to the top and back of the head; The figure also wears a brown leather vest; His carved pants are light blue with darker blue details and appear to be cuffed above the knee; He wears a carved sash over his right hip that is painted white with a blue, black, and red pattern; His shoes are also carved and painted red with white soles; He stands on both feet with slightly bent knees, on a small, circular wooden base; An associated paper tag reads “Kwikwilyaka - Mocking; As a clown he has very little personality of his own, but fastens like a leech onto any activity that catches his eye!”
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.9, Width = 8.4, Length = 8.5
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