NA-3777- A HOPI KACHINA DOLL DEPICTING TASAF, THE NAVAJO KACHINA HOPI TRIBE, ARIZONA.
Circa 1920, Cottonwood, Hair, Feathers, old thread.
Height: 11-1/4 inches (28 cm.), Height of staff: 12-3/4 inches (32.3 cm.)
PROVENANCE: Robert Gallegos, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Tasaf (or Tasap) Kachina has the characteristic ear-spool on one side, with tufts
of animal hair on both sides of the case mask
adorned with a long, embellished cylindrical nose, wearing the long decorated sash extending down the right side against the white kilt, holds a staff
in the left hand and a rattle in the right hand. The Kachina has excellent paint, with the staff repaired and the forearms were probably rejoined.
The body has a vertical age crack extending from the neck to the bottom of the kilt.