Hopi Pueblo. <em>Kachina Doll</em>, late 19th century. Wood, pigment fur, cotton, horsehair, feather, shell, horn, stone, 13 × 7 1/2 × 6 1/2 in. (33 × 19.1 × 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1905, Museum Collection Fund, 05.588.7193. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.588.7193.jpg)

Kachina Doll

Artist:Hopi Pueblo

Medium: Wood, pigment fur, cotton, horsehair, feather, shell, horn, stone

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 13 × 7 1/2 × 6 1/2 in. (33 × 19.1 × 16.5 cm)

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Accession Number: 05.588.7193

Image: 05.588.7193.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Kachina doll representing Tsaveyo (also spelled in literature as Chaveyo), one of the most fearsome beings (see Barton Wright "Classic Hopi and Zuni Kachina Figures"). If a youngster or an adult misbehaves badly, this Kachina may come looking for him unless he mends his ways. The characteristic identifiers include nakedness, dots on legs and/or feet, crosses on cheeks, and a cape thrown over the shoulders. This Kachina is in the grouping normally referred to as ogres. It has bulging eyes and a protruding snout exhibiting a fierce aspect. In dances Chaveyo uses this ferocity to scare children and even men into behaving. He appears anytime during the Spring, but especially during the Powamuya (Bean Dance) and the Palolo Kongi (Water Serpent Dance) being badgered by clowns until he whacks them away.

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