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Maker(s):Youvella, Celestino (Tino)
Culture:Native American; Hopi, Tewa, and Laguna Pueblo (1941-)
Title:Long Billed (Wupamo) Kachina
Date Made:1962-1970s
Materials:cottonwood root, plastic, imitation fur, paint, yarn, feathers
Place Made:United States; Arizona; Polacca; First Mesa; Hopi Reservation
Measurements:height 12 1/2 in.; 31.75 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1981.25.10
Credit Line:Gift of Katherine Gabel, class of 1959
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

The Long Billed kachina is identified by his whips (held here in both hands as Douglas Fir or Juniper branches), his long bill or nose, and black head. Here, his head is decorated with turquoise and yellow motifs, as well as a rayed feather headpiece. Around his neck is a piece of fur. His red body, painted with blue and yellow vertical stripes, is adorned with a red chest strap, a black yarn bracelet, a wrist cuff, a white decorated apron and belt, and red shoes. Preparing to whip a straggling or irreverent individual, this kachina is shown attached to a wood platform--signaling that he was carved for the tourist trade. AP2018

men; religion; ceremonies; kachina dolls

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