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Catalog Number CAS 2016-0007-0026   CAS 2016-0007-0026; Katsina
Category Carvings
Object Name Katsina
Culture Hopi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Jerome Shupla
Date of Manufacture Late 20th century
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Paint; Vinyl; Commercial fabric (polyester “fur”; cotton-poly); Commercial felt; Commercial yarn; Sequins; Glue
Description Heheya katsina, a teacher, who in this case is a transgender figure; He/She wears a woman’s top of synthetic black faux fur fabric and men’s fabric breach clout; The figure has a bracelet painted with a turquoise medallion and a silver sequin in the center, and concho belt made of a strip of brown vinyl with silver sequins representing the conchos; The face is painted with turquoise, orange and red stripes; Upper arms have a “T” type form painted in red; There is a black faux fur hood; Signed “JEROME SHUPLA” in ink on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 28.7, Width = 13.6, Length = 10.0