X68.161 Tihu

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Tihu of Hooli Katsina (Little Brother of the Eagle)
Artist: Grandfather of David Monongye
Hopi peoples
Hotevilla, Arizona
Circa 1900
Wood, feather, paint, string
H: 22.8 cm, W: 8.6 cm, D: 6.7 cm (H: 8.9 in, W: 3.4 in, D: 2.6 in)
Museum purchase. X68.161


The term ”Hooli” refers to the priest who makes promises to the Katsinam on behalf of the people. He expresses words of gratitude and praise to the spirits.

Gallery text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006