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Rare Pair of  Hopi Kokopelli Kachina Dolls

Rare Pair of Hopi Kokopelli Kachina Dolls

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1290930

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*Kokopelli Assasin or Rober Fly Kachina or Hump-backed Flute Player Kachina :Black case mask with a white line made of felt running vertically from the bill over the top of the head; bill made of corn husks, straight at Second Mesa, turned up at Third Mesa; abalone shell earrings. Fox skin or rag ruff. Breech clout and sash, and sometimes trousers. At Third Mesa wears a white shirt with orange stitches. Humped back is most characteristic feature. May carry a stick and rattle. Kokopelli appears in the Mixed Kachina Dance. He is identified with the Humped-back Flute Player when he borrows a flute from Lenang, the Flute Kachina. There is reported to be a green-faced variety called Kuwan Kokopelli which wears a velvet shirt, white pants, etc. Fewkes, 1903; Stephen, 1936; Hawley, 1937. *Height : 4 1/4 inch (Taller one), 3 1/4 inch (Smaller one), 1 inch (Green Base) *C. 1930-1940