Kachina doll representing Palhik'Mana
The Butterfly Girl
Hopi culture, Arizona
Cottonwood and pigments
H. 30 ; L. 23,5 ; Thickness : 5 cm
Monoxyle wooden doll with a tabletta attached. This tripartite and tricolored summit ornament is also called "stairway to heaven". Each of its three ends was once decorated with a feather down. It overhangs a white mask with cheekbones marked with red dots and a chin dressed with colored rays, its eyes are two black rectangles slightly tapered and its forehead is girdled with a striped band of blue, yellow and red.
These three colors are repeated on the body of the doll to draw its arms, shoulders and tunic. A necklace with three geometric pendants is painted black - a color used on the back for the deity's long hair.
Kachina dolls were given to children at the end of ceremonial dances. They would take them home to hang on the wall and learn about the pantheon of deities.
Reference H. S. Colton, Hopi Kachina Dolls, N°120.
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