Kachina Doll (Helele)
Arts of the Americas
On View: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
Wood, hair, feathers, pigment, fur, cloth, hide, plant fiber
late 19th century
Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
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She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo) (Native American). Kachina Doll (Helele), late 19th century. Wood, hair, feathers, pigment, fur, cloth, hide, plant fiber, 17 5/16 x 6 7/8 in. (44 x 17.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.4652. Creative Commons-BY
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This kachina has a textile snake wrapped around his neck and holds a wand in his proper right hand. His headress has two "ears" with sun forms painted on them. He wears the traditional dance skirt.
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