Artist:She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo)
Medium: Wood, pigment, feathers, leather, metal, wool yarn, cotton
Dates:late 19th century
Dimensions: 21 x 6 3/8 x 3 in. (53.3 x 16.2 x 7.6 cm)
Accession Number: 07.467.8427
Catalogue Description: This Kachina may represent the one of the Hemushikwe who appear on the last day of the Shalako performances when the Shalako was traditionally given by the Muhewa Kiva.There are six of these impersonators, one for each kiva. The colors and symbols used in the tablita, or headdress, relate to the sky or sky elements. The body has earth elements. The mask may change but always contains symbols and colors that relate to clouds and from where the rain comes.