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Kachina Masks, The Feather of the Dawn, Finale (set of seven)

Costume

Identifier
C-158_1-7
Date:
1923
Description:
Seven painted wire and canvas masks representing Hopi Tribe Kachinas (Gods). Worn by female dancers of the Denishawn Company in the finale from The Feather of the Dawn.

Item Details:
Designer Earle Franke copied examples of Hopi Kachinas (spirits) illustrated in Hopi Katcinas, Drawn by Native Artists, a book of illustrations by Jesse Walter Fewkes published in 1904. The Kachinas were worn with hand painted mantas C-157_1-7.
Extent:
7
Medium:
Cotton, Metal, Feather