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Hopi Poli Sio Hemis Kachina

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1293942

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It's a variant of the Butterlfy Kachina from Jemez that went to Zuni before it reached the Hopi. Its name is Poli Sio Hemis. White and red case mask, tableta similar to Hemis Kachina except for the addition of a tube mouth. White kilt, sash, etc. White,red, and yellow body paint. Ordinary Kachina dance. White and black eagle feathers painted on the tableta. Height:15.5'' Width (shoulder to shoulder) :4.5'' C.1900