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Hopi Polychrome Katsina doll "Malo"

Hopi Polychrome Katsina doll "Malo"


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1367325

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Case mask with one half face painted green and one half red, tubular mouth; no ears, blossom on one side and tuft of red hair and feathers on the other. Douglas fir ruff. Kilt, sash, fox skin, and green moccasins. Body painted any common katsina style. Carris staff tipped with feathers, and a rattle. Appears in regular katsina dance. -Fewkes, 1894, 1903; Stephen, 1936. c.1880, 11 1/2" height x 3 1/2" width, a rare 19 century katsina doll in original paint with minor paintloss legal feathers added