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Title: Kachina Dolls; Form and Function in Hopi Tithu.
Description: USA: Museum of Northern Arizona, 1989. 3rd Printing.. Paperback. 21.7x28cm. 3rd Printing. Flat 4to. 32pp. Profuse cold. ills, several b/w. ills. light soiling to covers, content fine. The Hopi Indian are subsistance farmers in the hostile territory of Northeastern Arizona which is subject to flash floods, high winds and drought. The traditional religious system of the Hopi reflects their dependence on the precarious nature of this agriculture. Annual ceremonies emphasise fertility, germination and maturation of crops and the dependence upon rain. Of the ceremonies, most pervasive is the Kachina cult. Kachinas are ancestor spirits, who are able to intecede with the forces of nature and can carry prayers of the living to the deities. Each Kachina has its own personality, call, costume and set of body movements. Kuchina dolls are carved representations of Kuchina spirits. This excellent book has a scholarly text and profuse photographic illustrations of kuchina dolls, mainly in full colour.. Good to Very Good .

Keywords: American Indians, Kachina Dolls

Price: GBP 8.00 = appr. US$ 11.42 Seller: Hay on Wye Promotions Ltd
- Book number: RLD09

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