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Navajo Carved Mudhead Kachina Doll

Navajo Mudhead Kachina


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The mudhead kachina is a prominent figure at ceremonies, who drums, dances, plays games with the audience, and may act as announcer for events. It often give prizes or rewards for the races and guessing games it organizes, and the term “mudhead” comes from its masks which has mud applied to them.  This representation of the mudhead is painted brown, red, white, black, and green, and is covered in various leather and feather adornments.  It carries a drum in one hand and beater in the other, and is finished with shell decor along the waist and attached to the leather dangles hanging from its clothing. 13 1/2″ tall x 5 1/4″ wide.

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Weight 1 lbs