Collection: Nagy

Item Number: NC0050

Category: Doll

Region: Southwest

Tribe: Hopi

Period: 1900-1925 (1895 to 1905)

Materials: Cottonwood, native and commercial pigments, cotton thread

Description: Ma-alo belongs to the early period of Kachina development. It is a cloud-bringing Kachina who wears a band of cloud symbols around the forehead and perfoms a dance that portrays a prayer for rain and good crop yield. The pine wood base is a Keam or Fred Harvey type, painted black. A typed label on the back side reads, "A Malow Katchina used in the Hopi Ceremonials.

Dimensions: Height 9.5 inches


Apache County, Arizona.
In one family for the past 60 years.

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