Hopi Pueblo. <em>Kachina Doll (Sa’lakwmana)</em>, late 19th century. Wood, pigment, 9 x 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (22.9 x 19.1 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund, 04.297.5543. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 04.297.5543_SL3.jpg)

Kachina Doll (Sa’lakwmana)

Artist:Hopi Pueblo

Medium: Wood, pigment

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 9 x 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (22.9 x 19.1 x 8.9 cm)



Accession Number: 04.297.5543

Image: 04.297.5543_SL3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Correct name for this Kachina is Sa'lakwmana (Salakamana), a tall slender Kachina maiden whose headdress represents clouds. The design on the dress represents feathers. She appears with her brother during the Home Dance in midsummer ceremonies when men are initiated into the religious societies.This round body kachina doll is wearing the Shalako style of cloud headdress. Painted red, and black with an elaborate pattern on the body. Original attribution came from Culin journals and is incorrect.

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