Maker and role
Artist: Otto Pentewa, Hopi, 1899-1961
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Wood, paint, feathers, and twine
Gift of Jane Stieren Lacy
Otto Pentewa was one of the first Katsina makers to sign their work. Before Katsina dolls became popular among collectors, Katsina artists remained anonymous because there was a cultural emphasis on maintaining the belief that Katsina dolls came directly from Katsina spirits.
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