1995-06 Qoqolo Kachina Canteen

Object ID:
1995-06

Artist:
Karen Charlie

Culture:
Butterfly/Badger Clan, Hopi, Sichomovi

Dimensions:
5.125" h x 4.625" w

Canteen with QoQolo Katsina face by Karen Charlie. Karen is the daughter of Marcella Kahe (see 1989-01 and 1992-07). The curved markings on the face are thought to represent highly stylized corn stalks with bird tracks on the face. The canteen won first place in the “canteens/wedding vases” division at the MNA Hopi Marketplace. See Charley and McChesney (2007) for a discussion of Hopi aesthetics.

Purchase History:
Purchased on 6/30/95 at live auction.