Hopi Initiation Kilt
Depicting “Two Eyes, Two Testicles” for Ceremonial Use
Late 19th / early 20th century
Hand-spun cotton, natural dyes
H: 25 in x W: 19 in :: 63.5 cm x 48.25 cm
This apron was worn by young boys during their initiation into manhood. The tantric-like circles represent testicles that essentially reaffirm the responsibility, continuity and ones linkage to the ancestors that are invoked when a boy turns into a man.
Inventory # 103634
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