Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC0605002

Category: Doll - Kachina

Region: Southwest

Tribe: Hopi

Period: 1900-1925 - ca. 1900

Materials: Cottonwood root, natural and mineral pigment

Description: Hopi Kachina depicting Shalako Mana. Standing on squat legs, painted in red, black and white details, the large head, painted with downturned mouth, red circles on cheeks, and concentric rectangular eyes, surmounted by a tableta, composed of three stepped panels. This is the archetypal Kachina from the First Mesa, Hopi. The villages at First Mesa are closely associated with Zuni as they provided refuge from the Spanish in the 17th century. The Shlako Dance at Zuni is performed in December each year by a pair of Kachinas. The Hopi Shalako dance at First Mesa is rarely performed.

Dimensions: Height 10.75 inches 27 cm


Alan Kessler Collection


Sotheby's Auction Catalogue, Sotheby's, New York, Sale N08210, Lot 64, May 8, 2006

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