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Rare Hopi Polychrome Hishot Katsina

Rare Hopi Polychrome Hishot Katsina


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1367350

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"Some of the most interesting dolls are the attenuated dolls or "old skinnies". These dolls, undoubtedly the work of a single individual, are Zuni-like in proportion. However, despite their linear proportions, the dolls are Hopi Kachinas and undoubtedly carved at least 100 years ago."Printing 1975 - From Kachinas the Barry Goldwater Collection at the Heard Museum. Page 48, "old skinnies" This doll was accompanied by a letter on June 29, 2000, from Barton Wright discussing the identification of the Katsina. This doll is at least 142 years old 12" height x 3" width. c.1875