PORTFOLIO FIG. 4 (above): Pohaha (Four-Horned Kachina). The bullroarer and bow and arrows, as well as the face paint, link this figure to the Above World, especially the sun and thunder. The leggings are reminiscent of those worn by Plains Indians, indicating that this kachina was probably brought in early times by Tewa colonists from the east (Fewkes 1899: 111). Copy photo by Scott McCue. 142 FIG. 5 (below): Makto (Rabbit Stick Kachina). This old mask from First Mesa has a putskohu, or rabbit stick, across the face. In his right hand he also raises a rabbit stick, which is curved and, when held vertically as shown, magically draws the rabbit prey to it. It is thus reminiscent of the bent pahos (prayer sticks) of the Soyal, which are a symbol of life (Dorsey & Voth 1901: 36, 42–3, 57fn; Dorsey & Voth 1901: 207). The throwing stick is said to be modeled after the wing of a prairie falcon (Tyler 1991: 194–5). Rabbit meat plays a prominent role in ceremonies (Dorsey & Voth 1901: 59). Copy photo by Scott McCue.
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