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Zuni Longhorn Kachina Doll

Zuni Longhorn Kachina Doll


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1114540

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A Zuni hand-carved Kachina doll from mid-twentieth century. Depicting Saiyatasha, the Longhorn Kachina (or Rain Priest of the North) from the Shalako ceremony, with articulated arms bent at the elbows, wearing boots, fringed leggings, kilt and cape, holding a bow in his left hand, a cluster of painted triangular implements suspended from his right hand, with a thick ruff decorated with a checkered pattern, surmounted by a helmet head with exaggerated projecting ears and painted rectangular eyes. Usually accompanied by Hututu, his "Deputy". Excellent condition. 13" tall.