1995-06 Qoqolo Kachina Canteen

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.