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Culture:Native American; Hopi (1900s)
Title:Rugan Uncle Kachina
Date Made:1960s-1970s
Materials:cottonwood root, yarn, paint, wool, feathers
Place Made:United States; Arizona; Polacca; First Mesa; Hopi Reservation
Measurements:13 3/8 in. height; 33.9725 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1981.25.1
Credit Line:Gift of Katherine Gabel, class of 1959
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

This wooden male kachina has a painted orange body, with a grey "yoke" and armbands. He wears a white "killt" decorated with a pattern, as well as a white woolen belt and a black yarn neckpiece. In his hands and around his neck is green yarn, which represents Douglas Fir or Juniper. He also has a black yarn bracelet around his wrist. His boots are white. His head, which has painted eyes and a mouth, is decorated with grey, yellow, and orange paint. On top of his head is a headpiece made out of small yellow and white feathers, as well as black yarn. Carved for the tourist trade, he is displayed on a small stand. AP2018

men; religion; ceremonies; kachina dolls

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