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Hopi Hemis Kachina Doll

Hopi Hemis Kachina Doll


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1290933

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*Hemis Kachina : Case mask, of which half of the face is painted green and the other half pink, or it may be all white. Surmounted by an elaborate tableta painted with phallic and cloud symbols. Douglas fir ruff. Kilt, sash, woman's belt, fox skin, red moccasins. Hank of blue yarn across one shoulder and chest. Body painted in black corn smut with light colored half moons. Carries rattle and sprig of Douglas fir. The Hemis Kachina is usually selected as the principal character in the Niman Kachina Dance and so is sometimes called the Niman Kachina. Fewkes, 1894, 1903; Earl and Kennard, 1938. *Height: 18 1/2 inches *Width : 4 inches C.1915-1920