Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC0802002

Category: Doll - Kachina

Region: Southwest

Tribe: Hopi

Period: 1875-1900 - ca. 1890

Materials: Cottonwood root, pigments, sinew binding, cotton thread

Description: Hemis Kachina or ripened corn Kachina, most often seen in the Niman or Home-going ceremony when the Kachina return to their spiritual domain. This Kachina has carved bent knees, an undercut skirt, an early method of joining the arms to the body and a multi-part tableta fastened with sinew. Possibly before 1892 when the first collection of Kachinas were sold to the Peabody Museum.

Dimensions: Height 16 inches

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