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Kachina dolls: the art of Hopi carvers

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University of Arizona Press,
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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 the action-style kachina dolls made popular in galleries throughout the world, and on to the kachina sculptures that have evolved in the last half of the 1980s.

Teiwes explains the role of the Katsina spirit in Hopi religion and that of the kachina doll--the carved representation of a Katsina--in the ritual and economic life of the Hopis. In tracing the history of the kachina doll in Hopi culture, she shows how these wooden figures have changed since carvers came to be influenced by their marketability among Anglos and how their carving has been characterized by increasingly refined techniques.

Unique to this book are Teiwes's description of the most recent trends in kachina doll carving and her profiles of twenty-seven modern carvers, including such nationally known artists as Alvin James Makya and Cecil Calnimptewa. Enhancing the text are more than one hundred photographs, including twenty-five breathtaking color plates that bring to life the latest examples of this popular art form.

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subject_facet Cottonwood -- Social aspects -- Arizona, Hopi art, Hopi wood-carving, Kachinas, Wood-carving -- Arizona -- Technique
title_display Kachina dolls : the art of Hopi carvers
title_full Kachina dolls : the art of Hopi carvers / Helga Teiwes ; with photographs by the author ; historical photographs by Forman Hanna
title_short Kachina dolls :
title_sub the art of Hopi carvers
topic_facet Cottonwood, Hopi art, Hopi wood-carving, Kachinas, Social aspects, Technique, Wood-carving