Kachina Doll (Helele)
Arts of the Americas
Wood, feather, cotton, fur, pigment, hair, hide
late 19th century
15 3/8 x 5 7/16 x 2 1/4 in. (39.1 x 13.8 x 5.7 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund
Helele or Hilili are participants in a dance often chosen by a kiva to perform after the winter solstice ceremonies. This is possibly the Hilili Kachina known as the Corn Hilili. He wears a helmet style mask with long beard and feathered top. On his shoulders he wears a fur cape, body is painted red and he wears a painted dance skirt and sash. His chest and arms are painted red. He wears blue hide boots with red trim and has yarn tied around his calves.
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She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo). Kachina Doll (Helele), late 19th century. Wood, feather, cotton, fur, pigment, hair, hide, 15 3/8 x 5 7/16 x 2 1/4 in. (39.1 x 13.8 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund, 07.467.8417. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 07.467.8417.jpg)
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