Kachina Doll (Tsitoto)
Arts of the Americas
Cottonwood root, acrylic pigment, yarn, feathers, metal bells, beads, plastic
20 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (52.1 x 14 x 16.5 cm) (show scale)
H. Shelton on the bottom
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Gift of Edith and Hershel Samuels
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Henry Shelton (born 1929). Kachina Doll (Tsitoto), 1960-1970. Cottonwood root, acrylic pigment, yarn, feathers, metal bells, beads, plastic, 20 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (52.1 x 14 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Edith and Hershel Samuels, 2010.6.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2010.6.4.jpg)
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Tsitoto or flower katsina with body carved from one piece of cottonwood root. He has a multicolored-striped face and helmet-type mask, black slit eyes and a yellow bird beak. He has a bare chest painted yellow on the PL side and blue on the PR. He wears a white cape, and holds a rattle in his PR hand and plant fibers in his PL hand. He wears a beaded necklace and jingle bells on the bands on top of his boots.
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