Pen and Ink / Watercolor / 6 x 8 inches

Mastof Kachina, as described by Harold S. Colton in Hopi Kachina Dolls:

Black case mask with white dots on face which represent constellations: on the right side the Pleiades, on the left side the Dipper; frogs are painted on the back of the mask. grass ruff. Kilt is a woman's dress, worn out and discarded, but in the old days it is said to have been a wildcat skin. Red moccasins. Body painted black with a white hand painted on the chest. He carries a rattle and a throwing stick.

Here's another in the popular new series, Confections. I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you.

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3 thoughts on “MASTOF KACHINA / Daily Painting #1080

  1. Oh my, now you are bringing back memories. I think I had one of these little stoves as a girl. I remember the red knobs and the oven opened up just into empty space inside it.
    How fun!

  2. Dictionary: The stove as the chief cooking device, taking the place of the fireplace, dates only to around the mid-19th century with the widespread use of wood-burning or coal-burning cooking stoves. This one shows being well used in it’s time is what makes it stand out. Brings a smile to my thoughts thinking about the tea parties it helped the little girls give to their friends and family.

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