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Catalog Number

CAS 2016-0007-0028   CAS 2016-0007-0028; Katsina
Category Carvings
Object Name Katsina
Culture Hopi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Leo Lacapa, Jr.
Date of Manufacture Late 20th century
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Feathers; Paint; Commercial fabric (polyester “fur”); Cotton; Commercial yarn; String; Glue
Description Kwahu (Eagle Dancer Katsina) with arms at shoulder height and right foot raised in a dance pose; Elaborate feathers form wings on the arms; Additional feathers are on the head piece and the kilt; There is an elaborate back piece of wood applied over synthetic red faux fur fabric; Wooden back piece is painted in two vertical panels, with tadpoles against a turquoise background on the left panel and bird footprints against a mustard yellow background on the right panel; Signed “Leo Lacapa Jr. Hopi Kwahu Eagle Kachina” in ink on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 42.5, Width = ca. 41.0, Length = ca. 28.0