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Maker(s):Anonymous
Culture:Native American: Hopi, Tewa, or Zuni
Title:Butterfly Maiden (Palhik Mana) Kachina Dancer Headpiece (Tableta)
Date Made:n.d.
Type:Ceremonial
Materials:wood, feathers, leather, string and paint
Place Made:United States; Northeastern Arizona; Hopi/Tewa Reservation; Northwestern New Mexico; Zuni Reservation
Measurements:22 x 15 5/8 x 4 in.; 55.88 x 39.6875 x 10.16 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1982.21.3
Credit Line:Gift of Katherine Gabel, class of 1959
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Description:
This large headpiece, worn by a dancer impersonating a Butterfly Maiden kachina during ceremonies, is made from a large, painted, flat piece of wood. Worn atop the head with or without a mask, the headpiece is turquoise with many different patterns and motifs (painted eagle feathers, white squares, clouds, lightning, and a flower) painted on either side. The top and sides of the item are decorated with numerous feathers, whereas the bottom portion (where one's head fits) is filled with colorful (red, green, yellow, and black) feathers. AP2018

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butterflies

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