ZUÑI SIPIKNE KACHINA Daily Painting #1304

Zuñi Sipikne Kachina / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

This is a doll whose paint has been largely faded away. When new his eyes would have been joined and he would have had painted flower designs in place of ears. Sipikne is a warrior or guard Kacina and appears as six Kachinas of different colors, guarding the towering Shalako Kachina,

The yellow feathers represent the North. The Zuñi believe in six sacred directions, each represented by a color. North, yellow, South, red, East, white, and West, blue, plus Above, all colors, and Below, black.

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ZUÑI OGRE KACHINA / Daily Painting #964

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

I honestly don't know who this guy is. I've searched through my entire library of Kachina research, and find nothing that comes even close. He's most likely Zuñi, as may be seen by his matriculated arms and real rather than painted garb. Could he be from one of the Rio Grande Pueblos? I don't really know, but I doubt it.

At any rate, he's a fine looking figure, and was a joy to paint. He's obviously quite old, and his feathers are long gone. I have to wonder whether that tableta is an original part or something added from another doll. I photographed the subject several years ago, probably in a shop somewhere. I really do need to learn to take notes. That should be easy enough to do with my iPhone. I could start with “note to self…”

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