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Plaque

Object Number:NA8915
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Third Mesa
Oraibi
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Rabbit Brush
Yucca
Sumac
Technique:Basketry
Wicker
Iconography:Katsina
Kachina
Havasupai
Outside Diameter:40.64 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Richard Waln Meirs, 1918

Description

Circular, wickerwork, basketry tray. The center is painted with an image of a Katsina, likely the Havasupai (Konin) Katsina who represents the Havasupai people. The Katsina's face is unpainted with inverted "V" lines in red above the mouth. A red circle is painted under each rectangular eye. A multicolored headdress is attached to the head. The edge is painted with a solid, black line and wrapped with a wide, plant fiber band. The reverse shows the back of the Katsina's head.

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