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Hopi Qoqlo

Hopi Qoqlo


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1309054

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A variant with yellow birds. - Case mask usually painted black with white markings representing bird tracks; feathers on head are from all kinds of birds. Douglas fir ruff. Wears a white man's suit of coat and trousers, but originally a buckskin suit, red moccasins. Carries a rattle. This generous and kindly kachina comes in pairs usually four nights before the Bean Dance and prophesies good crops and promises toys for the children. At Third Mesa he appears in the Solstice Ceremony also. Fewkes, 1903; Dorsey and Voth, 1901. - Height: 16 inches - Width : 4 inches (shoulder to shoulder) - c. 1915-1920 - Provenance: Wendell Gates professor, artist, Santa Cruz, CA, purchased while in Denver, CO, in the 1940s.