Item Number: NC0050
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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