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Tasaf Katsina Navajo Katsina

Tasaf Katsina Navajo Katsina


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1375748

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Green case mask, mouth a beak or tube, blossoms and tufts of red hair for ears, band of red yarn across forehead. Douglas fir ruff. Kilt, wedding sash, fox skin, red Navajo-style moccasins. Body paint pink and yellow. Carries a rattle. Appears in regular katsina dance. Fewkes, 1903, Pl. XXXV, XXXVI, figures other Navajo Katsinas which have been taken from Navajo ceremonies and are said not to be Hopi. Fewkes, 1894, 1903; Earl and Kennard, 1938. Provenance: Wendell Gates, Height: 11 1/4", Width plus shoulders: 4 5/8", c.1920