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Maker(s):Youvella, Celestino (Tino)
Culture:Native American; Hopi, Tewa, and Laguna Pueblo (1941-)
Title:Long Haired (Angak'china) Kachina
Date Made:1962-1970s
Materials:cottonwood root, feathers, yarn, leather, fur, paint
Place Made:United States; Arizona; Polacca; First Mesa; Hopi Reservation
Measurements:height 12 1/2 in.; 31.75 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1981.25.13
Credit Line:Gift of Katherine Gabel, class of 1959
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

The Long Haired kachina has long, straight black hair decorated with feathers. His turquoise head depicts painted eyes and a "rainbow" collar accompanied by more feathers. His body is painted black with yellow vertical lines. In one hand he has a black yarn bracelet and gourd rattle, whereas in the other, he has a black wrist cuff and small stick. His white "kilt" is decorated and he wears a brightly colored belt. His boots are multicolored and he stands atop a wooden platform. This kachina was made for the tourist trade. AP2018

men; religion; ceremonies; kachina dolls;

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