Kachina Doll (Kyanaque Kahana)
Arts of the Americas
Wood, pigments, cotton, hide, wool, feather, paper, metal
late 19th century
15 x 5 x 3 1/2 in. (38.1 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
Curator Stewart Culin, when he collected this doll identified it as kyanaque ko-ha-na or Kanakwe. In his 1907 diaries he saw a performance of the Kanakwe dancers in the plaza in Zuni. This doll matches the description of the regalia these dancers were wearing exactly.
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She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo). Kachina Doll (Kyanaque Kahana), late 19th century. Wood, pigments, cotton, hide, wool, feather, paper, metal, 15 x 5 x 3 1/2 in. (38.1 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.4623. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.325.4623_SL1.jpg)
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