Kachina Doll (Palhikmana)
Arts of the Americas
On View: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
late 19th century
12 × 12 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (30.5 × 31.1 × 4.4 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund
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Hopi Pueblo. Kachina Doll (Palhikmana), late 19th century. Wood, pigment, 12 × 12 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (30.5 × 31.1 × 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund, 04.297.5528. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 04.297.5528_transp6233.jpg)
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This kachina doll has a Tihu shaped body- that is a flat paddle-like rectangle - and is wearing the elaborate cloud form of headdress. Painted red, white and blue. This form of doll is the sort given to young children during the dances. Based on the headdress, body form and face design, especially the eyes, it probably is Palhikmana.
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