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Hopi Salako Mana Salako Maiden

Hopi Salako Mana Salako Maiden


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1309058

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-Hopi Salako Mana Salako Maiden Infant Type -White face mask with elaborate tableta with cloud symbols; chin painted with all colors radiating from center of red inverted U-shaped mouth. Body built up tall on a frame covered with eagle feathers and a wedding robe; green moccasins. No accessories. At a Salako ceremony, which is very rarely given, a male and a female figure take part. The dance was at Shungopovi in 1936, 1952, and 1957. Marionettes representing this kachina take part in Doll Dance. Fewkes, 1894; Stephen, 1936. (Similar in every way to Salako male except that Salako Maiden wears white boots.) -Provenance: Dorothy Louise Luhrs PHD. 1910-1972, UNM/ School of Field Research. -Height: 10.25 inches -Width: 3 inches (shoulder to shoulder) -c.1915-1920