Hair Kachina / Kyrate Tuvahoema

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Title(s): 
Hair Kachina
Creator(s): 
Kyrate Tuvahoema
Culture: 
Native American; Hopi
Date: 
early 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 x 14 3/4 in. (50.8 x 37.5 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
0237.272
Department: 
Signed, "Tuvahoema" in lower right; 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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