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Nevada Kachina Doll of Owl Dancer with Removable Mask (Close Up)

Nevada Kachina Doll of Owl Dancer with Removable Mask (Close Up)

Handcrafted Kachina doll with removable owl mask. The removable mask is made from cardboard and covered in rabbit fur, with wooden feathers, beak and eyes to make it look like an owl. The dancer is created with a painted cottonwood body with a shell on his waist, leather trim and fur on his arms and legs. The doll is on a wood stand and carved into a dancing pose. He is holding feathers in one hand and a stick in the other. On the bottom of stand is the name of the doll "Owl", and it is signed by the artist. The owl symbolizes intelligence and wisdom, and is said to be beneficial to crops because they eat rodents. Kachina dolls are popular with the Hopi and Navajo Indians. The figure is 11 inches (28 cm) tall.

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Galleries: Adult, Native Americans, Native Americans, Nevada, North America
Keywords: All_owl_dancer, Hopi, Indian, Kachina doll, Native American, Nevada, USA, beak, carved, cottonwood, crops, dancing, eyes, feathers, feathers, fur, leather, legend, male, man, owl, shell
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.04
F Number: 11
Original Dimensions: 3744×4916
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 23407