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Hopi Polychrome Kachina doll Koyemsi The Mud Head Clown

Hopi Polychrome Kachina doll Koyemsi The Mud Head Clown


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1266210

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Reddish brown sack mask to which are fastened three gourds, one on top and one over each ear, and painted reddish brown. Rag ruff. Kilt made from a woman's old dress. Body painted with red-brown clay. He carries a feather and a rattle. Koyemsi is the most common Hopi clown. He appears in Mixed Kachina Dances and sometimes a group of Koyemsi appear in a dance of their own. At First Mesa they are said to sing Zuni songs. Wooden rattle in right hand. Circa 1920. 9 1/4 inches in height.