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Hair Kachina / Kyrate Tuvahoema

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Hair Kachina
Kyrate Tuvahoema (Artist)
Native American; Hopi
early 20th century
watercolor on paper
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Previous Number(s): 
0237.272; 16257
Signed by hand in ink, "By Tuvahoema Hopi" in lower right on recto; Inscribed, "Hair Kachina or Angak china (long hair Kachina). Is another of the popular dancing Kachina of the Hopi and Zuni. The hair, generally the Hopi's own, hangs loosely down his back and downy eagle feather plumes rise from it. A few hang from the mask across the beard. The dance is held in summer and winter (January and March). It is sometimes a Home dance in July for Rain and better harvest" on verso.
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