Pahik-ala (Three-Horned) Katsina

ca. 1910
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Wood, paint, and twine
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Gift of Jane Stieren Lacy
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Further information
The Payik-ala Katsina appears in the Mixed Dance ceremonies during the spring and summer. It is a Guard Katsina representing swiftness and action by dancing furiously and making rhythmic sounds. Originally, this Katsina doll probably held a bow and a rattle.


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