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Kachina dolls : the art of Hopi carvers

Author: Helga Teiwes; Forman Hanna
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©1991.
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Traces the history of Hopi kachina dolls as an art form, explains the role of Kachina dolls in Hopi culture, and profiles twenty-seven modern kachina doll carvers.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Teiwes, Helga.
Kachina dolls.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)755257941
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helga Teiwes; Forman Hanna
ISBN: 0816512264 9780816512263 0816512647 9780816512645
OCLC Number: 23384932
Description: xvi, 160 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Contents: Hopi life and religion --
The katsina season and ceremonies --
The antiquity of the katsinam --
Tithu: kachina dolls --
New carving techniques --
Modern Hopi carving --
The carver as artist --
Twenty-seven modern Hopi carvers.
Responsibility: Helga Teiwes ; with photographs by the author ; historical photographs by Forman Hanna.

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"This is not just another book about those cute but expensive dolls sold throughout the Southwest. Teiwes provides good background then proceeds into detail about recent developments in carving Read more...

 
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