Hopi Pueblo. <em>Kachina Doll (Palhikmana)</em>, late 19th century. Wood, pigment, 12 × 12 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (30.5 × 31.1 × 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund, 04.297.5528. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 04.297.5528_transp6233.jpg)

Kachina Doll (Palhikmana)

Artist:Hopi Pueblo

Medium: Wood, pigment

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 12 × 12 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (30.5 × 31.1 × 4.4 cm)


Museum Location: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 04.297.5528

Image: 04.297.5528_transp6233.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
This kachina doll has a Tihu shaped body- that is a flat paddle-like rectangle - and is wearing the elaborate cloud form of headdress. Painted red, white and blue. This form of doll is the sort given to young children during the dances. Based on the headdress, body form and face design, especially the eyes, it probably is Palhikmana.

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