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Hopi Indians Kachina dolls

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Drawings from an 1894 anthropology book of Kachina dolls (tihu-tui) representing kachinas, or spirits, made by the native Pueblo people of the Southwestern U.S. Public Domain via archive.org

The dolls are made of carved cottonwood and traditionally given to children. Get the book here:

  • [PDF] J. W. Fewkes, Dolls of the Tusayan Indians, Leiden, E. J. Brill.
    [Bibtex]
    @Book{dollsoftusayanin00fewk,
      author      = {Fewkes, Jesse Walter},
      title       = {Dolls of the Tusayan Indians},
      date        = {1894},
      editora     = {{The Library of Congress}},
      publisher   = {Leiden, E. J. Brill},
      pagetotal   = {58},
      url         = {http://archive.org/details/dollsoftusayanin00fewk},
      urldate     = {2016-08-19},
      abstract    = {Reprinted from the Internationales Archiv für Ethnographie, v. 7, 1894},
      editoratype = {collaborator},
      file        = {dollsoftusayanin00fewk.pdf:media/trismegisto/Vitamin/Documents/Bibliography/dollsoftusayanin00fewk.pdf:PDF},
      keywords    = {Hopi Indians},
      owner       = {trismegisto},
      timestamp   = {2016-08-19},
    }

According to the autor the material used in the illustrations was collected at Walpi, Arizona between 1891 and 1892.

More from the little book:

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Article Categories:
1 CE to Present · Sculpture · Southwestern US

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