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Maker(s):Youvella, Celestino (Tino)
Culture:Native American; Hopi, Tewa, and Laguna Pueblo (1941-)
Title:White Ogre Kachina
Date Made:1962-1970s
Materials:cottonwood root, suede, cotton, knitted fabric, fur, imitation fur, feathers, paint
Place Made:United States; Arizona; Polacca; First Mesa; Hopi Reservation
Measurements:height 12 5/8 in.; 32.0675 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1985.38.7
Credit Line:Gift of Katherine Gabel, class of 1959
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

This distinctive White Ogre kachina is known for his turkey feather headpiece, white face (complete with red ears, carved eyes, and jagged teeth), and tattered cloak or "cape" that he wears around his bare chest. He also dons a fur neckpiece, two arm cuffs, a white woven cotton belt, and black pants. He wears tall brown boots. The White Ogre usually appears holding a sharpened saw or sword to threaten children with. This particular kachina also holds a bow. Standing upon a wooden platform, he was carved for a tourist economy. AP2018

ceremonies; kachina dolls; mythology

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