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Ahulani and Two Soyal Mana Kachinas

Ahulani flanked by to two Soyal Mana kachinas. The trio appea on the morning of the last day of the event. The decoration of the Ahulani mask differs in its symbolism on alternate years, according to whether the Snake or Flute Dance is celebrated. Ahulani carries under his left arm several ears of corn and spruce boughs or twigs. In his left hand he bears a chief's bdge and skin pouch with a sacred meal, while in his right, he carries a staff. In this image Ahulani is escorted by two Soyal Mana kachinas, which differ only in the color of corn which they carry; one has yellow, the other blue corn.
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Subcategory:Traditional
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Ahulani and Two Soyal Mana Kachinas