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Hopi Hahai-i Wu-uti Kachina Mother

Hopi Hahai-i Wu-uti Kachina Mother


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1309060

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-She wears a white sack mask with red spots painted on her cheeks, fox skin ruff, woman’s dress, and maiden’s shawl. She may be barefooted or wear white boots. She usually carries a gourd filled with water. She is said to be the mother of all the kachinas, and is a principal actor in the Water Serpent Ceremony. She may appear at other ceremonies such as the Niman Kachina Dance. --Provenance: Dorothy Louise Luhrs PHD. 1910-1972, UNM/ School of Field Research. -Height: 8 inches -Width: 3 inches -c. 1940