Hopi Kachina Dolls
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To the Hopi, kachinas are the spirit essence of everything in the real world. In this highly readable and informative book you'll find a comprehensive guide to Hopi kachina dolls, including buying tips.
Mischievous, roguish, or kind spirits of nature represented by handmade children's dolls, known as kachinas, are explored in this colorful volume in the context of the Hopi and Zuni Native American cultures of New Mexico and Arizona. The study covers their origins, the religious practices surrounding them, their creator's carving styles, restoration, ornamentation, and a chapter on the world's oldest known kachina.
Much has been written about the popular kachina dolls carved by the Hopi Indians of northern Arizona, but little has been revealed about the artistry behind them. Now Helga Teiwes describes the development of this art form from early traditional styles to
Beautifully carved and painted wooden kachina dolls represent the many spirits and dancers in Southwest Indian Hopi ceremonies that appeal to higher forces for rain, fertile crops, and the goodness of life. Learn the identities of 275 kachinas made by imp