Kachina Doll (Muluk Takja)
Arts of the Americas
Wood, feather, cotton, pigment, paper, wool yarn
late 19th century
12 5/8 x 4 13/16 x 3 1/8in. (32 x 12.3 x 8cm)
Other: 12 5/8 x 4 13/16 x 3 1/8in. (32 x 12.3 x 8cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund
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She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo) (Native American). Kachina Doll (Muluk Takja), late 19th century. Wood, feather, cotton, pigment, paper, wool yarn, 12 5/8 x 4 13/16 x 3 1/8in. (32 x 12.3 x 8cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund, 07.467.8435. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.07.467.8435_front.jpg)
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This Kachina has a red painted chest. His mask is helmet style, blue, with black slit eyes and a pointed snout nose. The PR side has a feather attached, the PL side a paper cone. He wears a painted cloth skirt, yarn ties around wrists and calves. He is missing feet. The back of the helmet style mask has a multi-colored dragon fly design and the back of his chest has a painted, narrow, yellow V stripe.
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