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Catalog Number

CAS 2012-0003-0020   CAS 2012-0003-0020; Folk toy (woman on horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Folk toy (woman on horse)
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Apache
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation: Community: Teec Nos Pos
Maker's Name Elsie Benally
Date of Manufacture 1992
Collection Name N/A
Materials Sun-dried clay; watercolor paints; Simulated leather; Wool; Wool yarn
Description Sun-dried mud toy depicting a Navajo woman riding a horse; Woman is dressed in blue skirt and black blouse and wears her hair in traditional Navajo chongo style; She sit in a turquoise colored saddle with a turquoise colored blanket underneath it, all on a black horse with white mane and tail; Brown leather harness stretches from horse’s mouth to woman’s hands; Figure is unsigned.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.2, Width = 6.2, Length = 12.4