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Polik Mana or Palkhik Mana Butterfly Kachina Maiden

Polik Mana or Palkhik Mana Butterfly Kachina Maiden


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1920: Item # 1413661

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White face mask with triangular hachured ares or red spots on cheeks. Chin painted with lines radiating from the mouth, and each triangle so made is painted with a different color. Elaborate tableta. Costume may be a white, embroidered ceremonial robe and a kilt worn like a blouse, or a black dress and a amiden's shawl. The feet are usually bare and painted yellow. Fewkes, 1903; Stephen, 1936; Earl and Kennard, 1938. C.1920-1930 height: 14 3/4" Width: 3 1/2"