LOT 502 HOPI ORAIBI MARAU DANCE WANDS, EARLY 20th C.
Pair of polychrome painted wood ceremonial paddles with figure of Alosaka (grain god) above ear of corn, having dried grain grasses attached to back, one back painted with rows of red parallel lines, used in Mamzrau or women's ceremony to insure fertility and welcome the September harvest. Each 19 1/2 x 4. (Some paint losses) good. Together with a hand-held painted wood dance mask of rectangular form with square eye cutouts having a roll of dried husks mounted on back. 9 1/2 x 10 1/2. (Some paint loss) fair. MMA. $3900Read More