Hopi Pueblo. <em>Kachina Doll (Salako Taka)</em>, late 19th century. Wood, pigment, 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (19.1 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund, 04.297.5537. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.04.297.5537_front.jpg)

Kachina Doll (Salako Taka)

Artist:Hopi Pueblo

Medium: Wood, pigment

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (19.1 x 5.7 cm)


Accession Number: 04.297.5537

Image: CUR.04.297.5537_front.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
This Kachina is Sa'lakwmana (Salakamana), a tall slender Kachina maiden whose headdress represents clouds. The design on the dress represents feathers. She appears with her brother during the Home Dance in midsummer ceremonies when men are initiated into the religious societies. This flat style of kachina is the type given to infants.

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