Item Number: WC0802004
Category: Doll - Kachina
Period: 1925-1950 - ca. before 1940
Materials: Cottonwood root, pigments, cotton thread
Description: Hano Mana or Tewa Girl - variation. Her name changes depending upon which Kachina accompanies her. This particular doll is called Hopok or Eastern Hano Mana and is usually dressed in an embroidered wedding robe. This is one of the earliest carvings made by Wilson Tawaquaptewa, as it is almost a true rendition of the Mana. It is possible that his early carvings were closer to the iconography of real Kachinas. The inclusion of the flower ears with red-dyed hair and the hand woven string brow re elements found in early Kachina carvings. Spool feet, the tight form of the manta wrap and hands against the mid-section mimic carvings from the 1900.
Dimensions: Height 10 inches 25.4 cm.
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