Kachina Doll (Pookon)
Arts of the Americas
Wood, pigment, fiber cord, shell
late 19th century
10 5/8 x 3 x 1 3/4 in. (27 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund
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Hopi Pueblo (Native American). Kachina Doll (Pookon), late 19th century. Wood, pigment, fiber cord, shell, 10 5/8 x 3 x 1 3/4 in. (27 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund, 04.297.5560. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.04.297.5560_front.jpg)
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This kachina Doll is carved from one piece of wood. The entire body is painted black.This kachjina probably represent Pookon (Pookong) "of the sun" the elder of the War Twins in Hopi creation myth. (The younger is Balonga). The War Twins mother was Spider Woman and there are many stories about them.
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