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Catalog Number CAS 0520-0001   CAS 0520-0001; 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 Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1950-1965
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Wood; Paint; Feathers; Cotton string
Description Katsina carving of Palhik' Mana, carved in flat form usually presented to infants; Body is painted in stylized manner with red and white striped lower portion, arms held close to body at waist; Face has red and blue triangles on cheeks and yellow and blue rainbow pattern below mouth; Terraced 3-sided tableta is painted green and yellow and decorated with feathers.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 25.5, Width = 16.8, Depth = 4.8

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0002   CAS 0520-0002; 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
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Feathers; Cotton string
Description 3-dimensional carved figurine in standing position, representing Kweo (Wolf Katsina), who appears as a side dancer in the company of herbivorous animals (e.g., deer, mountain sheep) at the Soyohim dances; Figure's body is painted yellow with white chest area; Forearms,and circular area on chest are black with white dots, and legs are painted with black vertical stripes; He wears white kilt with vertical rust brown stripes; Short modeled ears are rust brown; Rectangular mouth is black with white zigzag line to represent teeth; Figure is very hunchbacked; Small white feathers are attached to top of head.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 21.9, Width = 5.9, Depth = 7.0

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0003   CAS 0520-0003; 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
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Feathers
Description 3-dimensional carved figure in standing position, representing Sakwa Hú (Blue Whipper Katsina) who is usually impersonated by a young boy during the Powamu (Bean Dance) and is especially popular on Third Mesa; His thin muscular body is painted completely blue and he wears carved and painted blue kilt with yellow fringe and breechclout made from dance kilt, fox tail, green moccasins, and painted strands of shells worn like bandoliers; Blue case mask has blue tab ears, black and white pop-out eyes, black beads with white bands across it, rectangular mouth with bared teeth and lolling tongue; Small gray feathers are attached to top of mask.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 26.4, Width = 11.8, Depth = 9.0

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0004   CAS 0520-0004; 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
Maker's Name Ernest Chapella (died 1997)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Felt; Wool yarn; Feathers; Buckskin; Commercial leather; Metal: Brass tack
Description Carved figure in action dance pose, representing Wupa' Ala (Long-horned Katsina) who usually appears in mixed dances; His brown body is painted in yellow on shoulders, forearms, and lower legs; His hands and area between waist and knees are painted in white; He wears black felt breechclout with blue felt belt and rabbit skin tail, carved and painted brown moccasins with black and white leather cuffs, yarn wristlet and bandolier sash, felt armbands, and leather bow guard; Case mask is brown on back and green on front with black and white neck ruff, red tab ear on left and green horn on right; Synthetic black hair and small feathers crown top of mask; Figure carries carved rattle in right hand and buckskin pouch in left hand; He is mounted on wooden disk, signed on base by artist.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 22.0, Width = 14.7, Depth = 12.2

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0005   CAS 0520-0005; 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: Second Mesa; Village: possibly Shungopovi
Maker's Name Victor Charlie (ca. 1900 - ?)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940-1960
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Wood; Paint; Feathers
Description 3-dimensional carved figure, possibly representing Lenang (Flute Katsina); Figure is carved without legs and its upper body is painted muddy yellow on one side, turquoise green on other shoulder and orange down center; Face is painted turquoise green with black rectangular eyes and triangular mouth; Figure wears painted dance kilt; Several natural and dyed feathers of several varieties are attached to top and back of head.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 22.6, Width = 7.0, Depth = 4.3

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0006   CAS 0520-0006; 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
Maker's Name Morris Onsae
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Wool yarn; Buckskin; Commercial leather; Synthetic hair; Feathers; Cotton string
Description 3-dimensional carved figure in standing position, representing Hututu, a Shalako figure from Zuni Pueblo who appears at Hopi; Figure's arms and legs are painted white; He wears carved and painted white manta over right shoulder, white kilt with dance sash and woman's belt, green moccasins, yarn wristlet; Bow guard, and leather quiver; White case mask has tab ears and carved and painted (black and white) neck ruff; Continuous black band is painted across eyes and ears; Synthetic black hair that is cropped very short in front and also cropped at neck in back covers top and back of mask; Several small white feathers and several bits of white yarn are attached to top of mask; Figure carries bow in left hand and 3 carved sheep scapula bones and carved spruce bough in right hand.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 31.0, Width = 12.4, Depth = 16.5

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0007   CAS 0520-0007; 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
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Wool yarn; Feathers; Cotton string
Description 3-dimensional carved figure in standing position, representing Tasap or Tasaf Katsina (Navajo Katsina), who appears as a line dancer in the spring, along with other Navajo-derived katsinam; Figure's body is painted completely white and he wears carved and painted white kilt, yellow fox skin tail, pale red moccasins, red bandolier sash, blue armbands, and turquoise necklace; Case mask is white on back with pair of cloud symbols; Front of mask is pale blue with yellow beak-like mouth and elongated black eyes; Front top of mask is red; Right ear consists of yellow whorl with red yarn and white feather; Left ear is represented by small feather bundle; Additional of natural and dyed feathers is tied with cotton string to top of mask.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 28.0, Width = 11.3, Depth = 9.3

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0008   CAS 0520-0008; 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
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Wild turkey feathers; Rabbit fur; Wool yarn
Description 3-dimensional carved figure in standing position, representing Tawa Katsina (Sun Katsina) who appears in the mixed dance; His upper torso is painted red, with his right shoulder, left forearm, and right leg painted pale blue and his left shoulder, right forearm, and left leg painted yellow; He wears carved and painted white kilt, dance sash, brown moccasins, and red bandolier; His sack mask is white and the sun-shaped face is painted pale blue on lower half with black rectangular eyes and triangular mouth; Upper half of face is half orange and half yellow; Mask is encircled by row of trimmed wild turkey feathers (instead of the usual white eagle feathers) and back of mask is covered with gray feathers; Neck ruff is made of brown rabbit fur.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 36.1, Width = 13.0, Depth = 10.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0520-0009   CAS 0520-0009; 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: Oraibi
Maker's Name Julius Calnimptewa (1900 - 1984)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1950s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Wool yarn; Feathers; Yucca (Yucca sp.) leaves
Description 3-dimensional carved figure in standing position with one outstretched and one upraised arm, representing Sipikne (Zuni Warrior), who moves so rapidly when he dances that is usually impersonated by a young man; His torso and upper arms are painted black with yellow warrior markings on his chest and arms, while his forearms and legs are painted dirty yellow; He wears a carved and painted white embroidered kilt with sash belt and green yarn anklets and wristlets; Turquoise green case mask has very long tubular mouth; Black hourglass-shaped bar with red outline is painted across area of eyes; Multi-colored rosette is painted on each side of mask; Several bluebird feathers are glued to top of mask; Neck ruff is of black yarn; Figure carries several yucca leaf whips in left hand.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 36.0, Width = 23.8, Depth = ca. 20.0

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0010   CAS 0520-0010; 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
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Commercial leather; Wool yarn; Ribbon; Synthetic fur; Cotton batting
Description 3-dimensional carved figurine in standing position, representing Chakwaini Taha-um (no translation), a side dancer or uncle of Chakwaina, a Zuni katsina who appears on First Mesa during Pamuya; Figure's body is painted black with yellow shoulders, forearms, and lower legs, and wears a black case mask with bulging black and white eyes, a white star on each cheek, a red tongue (ribbon) extending from white mouth outlined in red, sparse black horsehair beard on chin; Top of mask is covered in black synthetic fur and band of white cotton, small bundle of mixed feathers; Figure also wears carved and painted green kilt, 2 brown commercial leather bandoliers, painted leather dance sash, painted leather bow guard, and painted blue moccasins; Figure may have originally carried rattle and bow and arrow in hands.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 33.9, Width = 22.7, Depth = 12.7

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0011   CAS 0520-0011; 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
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. late 1960s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Feathers; Leather
Description 3-dimensional carved figure in standing position, representing Angak'china (Long-haired Katsina), who brings gentle rains; Figure is bare chested and his body is a pink color and he wears carved and painted white dance kilt, wedding sash, fox skin tail, white moccasins, and leather armbands; Traces of green plant stems (simulating spruce boughs) remain around waist and armbands; Black case mask has carved black beard and carved long hair falling down his back; Face is painted turquoise green with rectangular black eyes; Row of small feathers are suspended across top of beard and bundle of mixed feathers is attached to top of mask; Figure carries carved gourd rattle in right hand, and simulated coiled basket and wooden stick in left hand.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 40.8, Width = 20.5, Depth = 17.8

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0012   CAS 0520-0012; 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 Celestino Youvella (b. ca. 1941)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Artist's canvas; Woo yarn; Horsehair; Feathers; Rabbit fur
Description 3-dimensional carved figure in standing position, representing Aholi (Katsina Chief's Lieutenant), who assists Eototo in bringing moisture to the villages; Torso and upper arms are orange with yellow and turquoise stripes on chest and back; Right forearm and left lower leg are yellow; Left forearm and right lower leg are turquoise; He wears a painted kilt and cape made from canvas, rabbit fur tail, carved and painted dance sash and brown moccasins, and sash belt made from commercially tanned leather; Turquoise blue case mask has yellow whorls for ears (decorated with white feathers and red horsehair), rabbit fur neck ruff, and crown of small feathers; He carries feather-tipped staff and small water bucket and is mounted on wooden disc; Signed on base "Tino Youvella."
Dimensions (cm) Height = 40.5, Width = ca. 18.5, Depth = 19.2

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0013   CAS 0520-0013; 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 Ramson Lomatewama (b. 1953)
Date of Manufacture ca. late 1960s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Wool yarn; Felt; Commercially tanned leather; Shells; Feather; Cotton string
Description 3-dimensional carving in standing position, representing Kwikwilyaka (Mocking Katsina), who has no personality of his own, but imitates anyone near him; He appears during Powamu (Bean Dance) as foil for the Ho-e, who pretend to set their hair on fire; When Kwikwilyaka imitates them, he sets his own cedar bark hair on fire; His brown body is lightly painted white on torso and arms; He wears only greenish blue pants, a pink felt dance sash, black tennis shoes, black yarn wristlet, leather and shell bracelet, and leather and shell necklace; Black case mask has long tubular eyes and mouth and cloth neck ruff, all painted in alternating black and white bands; Head is covered with a mat of shredded cedar (?) fibers, and he carries rattle in right hand and white stick in left hand.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 27.8, Width = 14.7, Depth = 11.0

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0014   CAS 0520-0014; 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
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Feathers
Description 3-dimensional carved figurine in standing position (with outstretched arms), possibly representing Muzribi (Bean Katsina) or Avachhoya (Speckled Corn Katsina), the latter considered the younger brother of Hümis (Hemis) katsina; His body is completely painted red with white circles; He wears carved and painted black breechclout with dance sash at back, sash belt, black leggings with multi-colored garters, red moccasins, and blue armbands; His case mask is white on top and back and blue on front with red band along top and sides; Mask includes red tab ears, red tubular mouth, and green neck ruff; Four crossed feathers are tied to top of mask.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 20.5, Width = 12.9, Depth = 9.7

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0015   CAS 0520-0015; 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; Village: Moencopi
Maker's Name Calvin Dallas (deceased)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Commercial tanned leather; Commercial cloth; Feathers; Wool yarn; Yucca (Yucca sp.) leaves
Description 3-dimensional carved figure in standing position, representing Kipok Koyemsi (Warrior Mudhead Katsina), who hunts clowns and chastises the other Koyemsi for their misbehavior; Figure's brown body is lightly smeared with white on his torso and arms; He wears carved and painted blue pants, white dance sash, brown moccasins, orange cloth kerchief around neck, commercially tanned leather cape, black wool yarn wristlet on right wrist, black leather bow guard on left wrist, and turquoise-colored leather armbands; Brown sack mask has knob-like projections at sides with pendant brown earrings and conical projection on tap, as well as circular pop-out eyes and mouth; Black band with white warrior marks is painted across eyes; He carries several yucca leaf whips in each hand.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 37.7, Width = 15.3, Depth = ca. 15.0

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0016   CAS 0520-0016; 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 Richard Kayquaptewa (b. ca. 1945)
Date of Manufacture ca. late 1960s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Wool yarn; Owl feathers; Grass stems; Thread
Description 3-dimensional carved figurine in standing position, representing Toson Koyemsi (Sweet Cornmeal Tasting Mudhead, or Mudhead Ogre), who tastes cornmeal prepared by village girls to make sure it is acceptable for the Ogres; He is completely wrapped in a multi-colored striped blanket and wears brown moccasins and black leggings; Length of black wool yarn is tied around his neck; Brown sack mask includes pop-out eyes, projecting mouth, and knob-like appendage at sides as well as on top and on back (representing where leather of actual mask would be gathered and tied); Single small spotted owl feather is glued to each knob on mask; Figures carries several grass stems in his clasped hands.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 26.0, Width = 9.2, Depth = 9.0

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0017   CAS 0520-0017; 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
Maker's Name George Coochise
Date of Manufacture ca. 1950s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Feathers; Nylon string
Description 3-dimensional carved figurine is in standing position, representing Koyemsi (Mudhead), who is a multi-faceted clown figure introduced from Zuni and who appears at nearly every Hopi dance, either as part of a group or as an individual drummer; Figure's entire body is painted rust brown except for circular area on chest and back and wide band on lower arms which are black with white dots; He wears black kilt, black leggings, brown moccasins, and black kerchief around his neck; Rust brown sack mask is gathered into knots on sides, front and back and into upright cone on top; Small feather tied to each knot; Face includes small bulging eyes and short rounded beak-like mouth; Neck ruff is made from multiple strands of white nylon string.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 24.6, Width = 11.0, Depth = 11.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0520-0018   CAS 0520-0018; 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 Lloyd Gilbert
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Wool yarn; Glass beads; Commercial cloth; Feathers; Stones; Cotton string
Description 3-dimensional carved figure in standing position, representing Koyemsi (Mudhead), who appears in nearly every Hopi dance, either as part of a group or alone as a drummer; His body is painted brown and he wears a carved and painted black kilt, black leggings, white moccasins, black cloth kerchief around his neck, red glass bead bracelet on right wrist, leather and glass bead bow guard on left wrist; He carries a floral-print pouch with wool yarn strap over right shoulder; Brown sack mask has knob-like projection at each side and in back and conical projection on top, as well as tubular pop-out eyes and beak-like mouth; Trimmed gray feather is tied to each knob and mouth; He carries rattle in right hand and large feather in left hand.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 35.5, Width = 19.7, Depth = 14.7

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0019   CAS 0520-0019; 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 Elmer Lamson
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Feathers; Wool yarn
Description 3-dimensional carved figure in standing position, representing Toson Koyemsi Mana (Mudhead Ogre Woman Katsina), who accompanies Toson Koyemsi (see CAS 0520-0016); Figure's body is painted tan and she (actually a man impersonating a woman) is dressed in carved and painted woman's black wrap-around one-shoulder dress, red and black sash belt, black stockings, and brown moccasins; He also wears red, green, and black wool yarn garters, red wool yarn wristlets, and black wool yarn around neck; Brown sack mask has usual knobs at sides, on top and on back and round black porthole eyes outlined in white; Several small feathers attached to each knob on mask.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 31.2, Width = 14.0, Depth = 8.5

Catalog Number CAS 0520-0020   CAS 0520-0020; 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 Wilson Kaye (1922 - ca. 1985)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name Owings Collection (Hopi Katsinam)
Materials Cottonwood (Populus sp.) roots; Paint; Commercial cloth; Feathers
Description 3-dimensional carved figure in standing position, representing Toson Koyemsi (Mudhead Ogre or Cornmeal Tasting Mudhead), who accompanies the ogres and tastes the cornmeal that village girls have prepared to determine its quality; They also accompany Soyoko who threatens to eat children who do not grind cornmeal for her; Koyemsi's body is painted completely brown and he is wrapped in a shoulder blanket with gray stripes alternating with blue and brown stripes; He also wears painted black leggings and brown moccasins, and a black cloth kerchief around his neck; Brown sack mask has round knob-like projections at sides and on back and conical projection on top, as well as circular pop-out eyes and flattened beak-like mouth; Small black feather tied to knobs on mask.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 38.6, Width = 9.6, Depth = 10.0
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