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Hopi Kachina dolls; with a key to their identification.

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Hopi Kachina Dolls with a Key to Their Identification - Colton, Harold S
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A Hopi Indian will tell you that a kachina is a supernatural being who is impersonated by a man wearing a mask. Small wooden dolls carved in the likenesses of the various kachinas are used to help teach Hopi children the tribal religion and traditions. Each child receives a doll made especially for him by his male relatives. He treasures the doll and studies it so that he can learn to recognize and respect the host of spirit kachinas that people the Hopi world. Kachinas are difficult to classify because different Hopi ...

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Hopi Kachina Dolls with a Key to Their Identification 1970, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM

ISBN-13: 9780826301802

Revised edition

Hardcover