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Kachina Doll (Kan-nachu)

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wood,pigment, textile, yarn, string, feathers
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 15 13/16 x 4 1/2 x 3 11/16 in. (40.2 x 11.4 x 9.4 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 07.467.8437
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo) (Native American). Kachina Doll (Kan-nachu), late 19th century. Wood,pigment, textile, yarn, string, feathers, 15 13/16 x 4 1/2 x 3 11/16 in. (40.2 x 11.4 x 9.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund, 07.467.8437. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 07.467.8437_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 07.467.8437_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION The name of kachina is by Culin and may not be correct. This kachina wears a painted textile skirt with a painted textile, fringed sash. He has boots painted onto his feet. There are yarn ties at wrists and knees. The arms are attached with nails. The torso is painted reddish. The head is helmet-like and painted with a design, the lips of the mouth protrudes out from the face. The headdess is black and white feathers.
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