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Catalog Number CAS 2016-0007-0032   CAS 2016-0007-0032; Katsina
Category Carvings
Object Name Katsina
Culture Hopi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Alex Youvella Hakto
Date of Manufacture Late 20th century
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Paint; Twigs; Rope; Glue
Description Katsina with minimal, very subtle painting representing Yamuhakto (The Wood Carrier), who serves as an assistant to Saiyatasha, whom he accompanies during Shalako; Turquoise mask with three dots forming facial features; Figure wears a carved skirt representing a deer hide, and a concho belt with carved turquoise medallions; A headpiece consists of a horizontal stick over the top of the head with carved tassels and feathers and thin twists of rope at the stick’s terminals; Figure holds sticks in both hands; Signed “Alex Youvella Hakto” with a corn plant image in ink on base. wood carrying katsina
Dimensions (cm) Height = 28.2, Width = 12.7, Length = 11.4