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Object #2000-34/5
Object nameKilt, Man's
Culture of OriginTewa
Maker or ArtistFranklin Temmeyes
MaterialsCotton, White, Wool, Dye, Black, Red, Green, White
TechniquesDyed, Spun, Plain Weave, Embroidered
Exhibit LabelThe kilt is part of a male kachina's ceremonial dress, usually worn by priests. Given to an adolescent by his ceremonial father, the design represents prayers for rain. The pyramid shapes are clouds, with lightening above and rain below.
DimensionsL: 123.5 cm, W: 62.5 cm
SourceMr. John A. Putnam
CreditGift of John A. Putnam

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