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Maker(s):Youvella, Celestino (Tino)
Culture:Native American; Hopi, Tewa, and Laguna Pueblo (1941-)
Title:Hakto Kachina
Date Made:1962-1970s
Materials:cottonwood root, felt, feathers, yarn, pipe cleaner, paint
Place Made:United States; Arizona; Polacca; First Mesa; Hopi Reservation
Measurements:height 10 1/2 in.; 26.67 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1981.25.8
Credit Line:Gift of Katherine Gabel, class of 1959
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

This Hakto kachina carries turquoise colored wooden sticks atop his head, as well as small sticks in his hands. The sticks (used for firewood) on his head are decorated with red yarn and white feathers. His turquoise head features black eyes, nose, and mouth, and red stripes (representing beaded sweat from carrying heavy loads of wood). Around his neck is a black and white striped "yoke." His bare chest is painted with red and horizontal yellow stripes. The Hakto kachina's wrists have a black yarn bracelet, as well as a gray band. His white apron is accompanied by a colorful sash and a pouch decorated with yarn beneath his abdomen. His shoes are quite intricate for a kachina, portraying multiple colors on a turquoise background. An item for the tourist trade, this kachina is displayed on a wooden platform for use on a shelf. AP2018

men; religion; ceremonies

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