PIPTU-WU-UQTI HOPI CLOWN
(Ain't she a cutie?)
Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches
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This female companion of the Hopi clown Piptuka, though masked, is not actually a Kachina. As far as I know, no Kachina mask has a nose as this figure does. To learn more about these fascinating clowns and their ribald, sometimes obscene antics, click here for an excerpt from Barton Wright's excellent book Clowns of the Hopi.
Barton was my boss at the Museum of Northern Arizona in the 1960s and no other Bahana has known the Kachinam like he did. His knowledge was truly encyclopedic. I was honored to work with him.
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