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Object Number:NA8921
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
Crow
Outside Diameter:33.02 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Richard Waln Meirs, 1918

Description

Circular, wickerwork, basketry tray. The center is painted with an image of the Crow Mother (Angwusnasomtaka) Katsina. The Katsina's face is painted green and a black feather headdress is attached to the sides of the head.The edge is painted with green and yellow ticks bordered by solid, black lines and then wrapped with a wide, plant fiber band. The reverse shows the back of the Katsina's head painted black and outlined in green.

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