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Hopi Angwusnasomtaqa or Tumas Crow Mother

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1309055

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- Green case mask with black crow wings on the side. Fox skin ruff. She wears a woman's dress and ceremonial robe with green moccasins. At Oraibi she carries a yucca whip, at Second Mesa a tray of corn. The Crow Mother is mother of the Hu Kachinas and appears in the Bean Dance. By some Hopis she is considered to be the mother of all the kachinas. Her Hopi name translated means "Man with Crow Wings Tied to." Fewkes, 1894, 1903; Stephen, 1936; Earl and Kennard, 1938. - Provenance: Dorothy Louise Luhrs PHD. 1910-1972, UNM/ School of Field Research. -Height : 5 inches -c.1930-1940