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Kachina Doll (Kja-kja-lih)

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wood, feather, cotton, pigment, wool yarn, plant fiber
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 14 15/16 x 4 13/16 x 4 3/16 in. (37.9 x 12.2 x 10.6 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund
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CAPTION She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo). Kachina Doll (Kja-kja-lih), late 19th century. Wood, feather, cotton, pigment, wool yarn, plant fiber, 14 15/16 x 4 13/16 x 4 3/16 in. (37.9 x 12.2 x 10.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund, 07.467.8425. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 07.467.8425.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 07.467.8425.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION The arms of this Kachina doll are articulated. Its boots are painted on. It wears a ringlet of plant fiber as a headdress with feathers in the back and a painted skirt and sash. Wool yarn is tied around his wrists and calves.
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