Kachina Masks, The Feather of the Dawn, Finale (set of seven)
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.
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.
Medium:Cotton, Metal, Feather